In the 2022/23 campaign, FAS Cairo forecasts fresh orange exports to reach 1.7 million tons, up from 1.3 million tons in 2021/22. The increase in exports is attributed to higher production amid favourable climate conditions and the opening of new markets for Egyptian oranges. Russia, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Bangladesh, India, United Arab Emirates, China, United Kingdom, Malaysia, and Sultanate Oman are likely to remain Egypt’s top ten export destinations for fresh oranges.
The rise in global prices amid increased consumer demand will also contribute to higher volume of exports. FAS Cairo anticipates Egypt will maintain its position as the number-one orange exporter in 2022/23.
Meanwhile, the estimates of fresh orange exports in 2021/22 have been revised downwards to 1.3 million tons from the USDA official estimate of 1.45 million tons due to a slowdown in exports to major destinations ranging between 3 to 50% due to the global repercussions of the war in Ukraine.