Egypt has been named as the official partner country for Fruit Logistica 2016, taking place February 3-5 in Berlin.
Event organisers said in a press release that the North African country will focus on demonstrating its potential and presenting its high-quality products to win over trade visitors.
Messe Berlin CEO Dr. Christian Göke: “The history of agriculture in Egypt dates back more than 5,000 years – no other country in the world can look back on such a wealth of experience. Today, Egypt plays a significant role in the global fresh produce industry with substantial fruit and vegetable exports to 145 countries.”
Egypt exported USD 2 billion worth of fresh produce in the 2013/2014 season, primarily to Russia, Saudi Arabia and Great Britain. Iraq, the UAE, Libya, Italy, the Netherlands and Kuwait are also important customers. Export volumes rose from 1.7 million tons in 2005/2006 to 2.9 million tons in 2013/2014, a 69% increase.
In the 2013/2014 season, Egypt’s main exports included citrus fruits (1,142,000 tons), potatoes (688,000 tons), onions (359,000 tons), grapes (99,000 tons), pomegranates (85,000 tons), strawberries (34,000 tons) and green beans (31,000 tonn).
Egypt first exhibited at Fruit Logistica in 1999. The Egyptian exhibition presence is organised by the Egypt Expo & Convention Authority (EECA)
Source: Fruit Logistica