A Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation’s official report showed that the citrus was the most important exported crop during 2017, with a total of about 1.4 million tons, then potato crop of 800,000 tons, onions with half a million tons, Pepper crops (16,000 tons), strawberries (40,000 tons), grapes (140 thousand tons), mangoes (49 thousand tons) and 130,000 tons of pomegranate.
The report pointed out that the amount of these crops exported increased significantly from last year.
It added that total crops exported to different countries during 2017, amounted to 4 million and 813 thousand and 757 tons, compared to about 4 million and 343 thousand and 819 tons in 2016.
On his part, Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Abdel Moneim El Banna, said that the increase is due to the recent efforts exerted by the Ministry along with the agricultural, as well as the laboratory measures taken to ensure the quality of Egyptian agricultural crops and increase their exportability, in order to preserve its international reputation.
Egypt has succeeded in opening new markets for agricultural crops abroad, for example in China, Canada, Taiwan, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Mauritius, he said.