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Egypt sets a record for grape exports to the EU in 2023

Fresh Grape
Fruits
Egypt
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Market & Price Trends
Published Jan 25, 2024

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In 2023, Egypt saw a significant surge in table grape exports to the European Union, with over 70,000 tonnes shipped from January to October, marking a 33% increase from 2022 and a 37% rise from the five-year average. The most notable increase was in June, with sales rising by 50% year-on-year. The primary EU markets for these grapes were the Netherlands, Germany, and notably, Slovenia, which imported nearly five times more than the previous year.
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For Egypt, last year there was a surge in exports of table grapes to EU countries. A success, however, overshadowed by scandals regarding the illegal use of protected varieties in the country, as reported by EastFruit. However, the North African country recorded record numbers in grape exports to Europe: from January to October 2023, over 70,000 tonnes of table grapes arrived on European markets. A result more than a third higher than in 2022, exceeding the average of the previous five years by 37%. The most striking result was recorded in June when Egyptian exporters increased their sales by 50% compared to the previous year. Exports also maintained good trends in the other reference months: May, July, August and September. Egypt increased its export volumes to all the main EU markets: exports to the Netherlands grew by 15%, up to 30,000 tons per year, and by as much as ...
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