Morocco exported the lowest volume of potatoes in five seasons
Fresh Common Potato
Market & Price Trends
Published Oct 6, 2023
Morocco's exports of fresh potatoes have been declining for several years, with sales falling by 44-48% annually and export revenues decreasing significantly. Despite the decline in European markets, African countries, primarily in the Sahel region, have become the main consumers of Moroccan potatoes. The Moroccan government's ban on exporting potatoes, onions, and tomatoes to African countries has further impacted foreign trade, but an increase in potato production and potential export growth is expected in the next season due to an increase in imports of seed potatoes.
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Morocco, as one of the world's leading suppliers of vegetables and fruits, is increasing its exports of fruits and vegetables, but growth is not observed in all areas. In today's material, EastFruit draws attention to the fact that the export of fresh potatoes has shown a negative trend for several years, and its supplies in the 2022/23 season have fallen to a minimum. Thus, four years ago, Moroccan potato producers managed to import about 100 thousand tons of products worth $26 million to foreign countries. However, since then, foreign sales have decreased almost every year by 44-48%, while export revenues fell almost 5 times over several years, and Morocco moved from 21st place (2019) to 25th in the list of world exporters ( 2022) The current season has become an anti-record season - for the period from July to June, 27.9 thousand tons of tuber crops were supplied to foreign markets, respectively, sales brought in the minimum revenue in five years - $5.7 million. Read also: ...