Egypt remains world’s top orange exporter

Tue 03/11/2020 by Richard Wilkinson
Australia’s orange exports are expected to reach a record of 230,000 tons in 2016/17.

Egypt’s orange exports reached 1.398 million tons up to October 14, according to data released by the country’s Central Administration for Agricultural Quarantine. This places Egypt as the world’s top exporter of oranges for the second consecutive year. According to the report, The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation also played a role in opening new markets for Egypt’s agricultural products by tracking the cultivation and packaging processes to ensure they meet safety criteria. In addition, no products are allowed out of the country unless they are up to standard. Last season, Egypt exported 1.68 million tons of oranges, 70,000 tons of lemon, 35,000 tons of mandarin, and 15,000 tons of grapefruit, according to Finance Brokerage.

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