Egypt nearly doubles EU fruit import market presence in 2023

Market & Price Trends
Published Mar 1, 2024

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In 2023, Egyptian fresh fruit exports to the EU nearly doubled, surpassing half a million tons for the first time, primarily due to a surge in orange exports caused by a severe drought in major producing countries. Grapes were the second largest export, despite occasional controversies over the illegal use of protected varieties. The Netherlands and Spain were the main importers, accounting for two-thirds of all Egyptian fresh fruit exports to the EU. However, overall EU imports of fresh fruit from non-member countries hit a five-year low in 2023.
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Last year turned out to be extremely successful for Egyptian fresh fruit exporters targeting the EU market, EastFruit reports. In 2023, the country managed to almost double the volume of exports of these products, and according to the final results, for the first time it exceeded half a million tons! Such success became possible mainly due to a sharp increase in supplies of oranges from Egypt to the EU due to severe drought in the key producing countries of these products in the region. In the 2022/23 season, the production of oranges in the EU countries, according to FAS USDA estimates, fell to a ten-year low, which provoked literally a rush demand for oranges from countries outside of it. For example, during the indicated season (November 2022 - October 2023), Egyptian exports to Spain increased 4 thousand times! The number two category for Egyptian exporters focusing on supplies to the EU was grapes. Here, the dynamics also turned out to be positive, although not as impressive ...
Source: Eastfruit
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