Exports of frozen fruits and vegetables from Morocco at their lowest

Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Market & Price Trends
Published Feb 5, 2024

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In 2023, Moroccan exports of frozen fruits and vegetables saw a significant decline due to adverse weather conditions and intense international competition. The frozen strawberry segment was hit the hardest, with exports falling to 45,000 tonnes between January and October. Frozen raspberry exports also decreased due to a surplus in the European Union market. Despite an increase in frozen vegetable exports, they only made up about 6% of the total volume. The European Union remained the main importer of Moroccan frozen products, but sales to both the EU and North America fell significantly.
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Original content

The year 2023 was marked by major challenges for Moroccan exports of frozen products, particularly in the field of fruits and vegetables. A significant fall was recorded, highlighting a complex scenario combining severe weather events and fierce competition in international markets. Between January and October of last year, Morocco exported less than 70,000 tonnes of frozen fruits, berries and vegetables. This situation suggests a steady decline compared to previous years, and according to the latest estimates, it is likely that exports will reach their lowest level in at least six years by the end of 2023. The critical period which determined this negative balance extends from February to May 2023, highlighting a difficult reality for Moroccan producers. The frozen strawberry segment, traditionally dominant in Moroccan exports, has been hit hard. Adverse weather conditions, including storms, cold snaps and drought in April, led to damage to strawberry plantations, leading to a ...
Source: Agrimaroc
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