News

Egypt continues to push US out of EU yam market

Sweet Potato
Vegetables
Egypt
Published Aug 10, 2023

Tridge summary

Egypt's sweet potato exports to the EU market are set to reach a new record in the 2022/23 season. Over the past six seasons, Egyptian exports to the EU-27 have increased by 14 times, gradually pushing out competitors in the market. The Netherlands is the main market for Egyptian yam, accounting for 69% to 77% of Egyptian exports, followed by France.
Disclaimer: The above summary was generated by a state-of-the-art LLM model and is intended for informational purposes only. It is recommended that readers refer to the original article for more context.

Original content

Egypt in the 2022/23 season will set a new record for sweet potato exports to the EU market. Over the past six seasons, Egyptian sweet potato exporters have been able to increase their exports to the EU-27 by at least 14 times, gradually squeezing their main competitors out of this market, according to EastFruit. Back in the 2017/18 season, Egypt supplied only 5.3 thousand tons of sweet potato to the EU countries, and the peak of exports fell mainly in August-December. Since then, the supply volumes have increased annually by 69%, and in the first 11 months of the 2022/23 season (July-May) they have already reached 74.2 thousand tons. In addition, the period of Egyptian exports to the EU-27 has significantly expanded and now lasts almost all year round, although the highest volumes are still exported in September-March. In the EU-27 market, Egyptian suppliers focus mainly on importers from the Netherlands. Although shipments to other destinations are also increasing, the ...
Source: Eastfruit
By clicking “Accept Cookies,” I agree to provide cookies for statistical and personalized preference purposes. To learn more about our cookies, please read our Privacy Policy.