Morocco’s sweet potato exports increasing by 67% per year
Published Apr 1, 2023
Morocco’s sweet potato exports are steadily increasing by an average of 67% per year, quadrupling to 130 tonnes in January 2023, according to the horticulture analytics platform East Fruit.
Netherlands, Portugal, and the UK were the top-3 largest consumers of Moroccan sweet potatoes in 2022. Rabat - “In just a few years, Moroccan exporters launched the exports of sweet potatoes literally from scratch, entering the premium markets of the EU countries and the Middle East,” East Fruit reported. The platform’s data suggest that Morocco's sweet potato exports nearly quadrupled to 130 tonnes in January 2023, setting a new record. According to East Fruit data, Morocco doubled its supply volume to a record 1 200 tonnes in 2022, marking the first time in the country's history that sweet potatoes were exported without interruption on a monthly basis. European countries are the biggest destinations for Moroccan sweet potatoes, with the Netherlands, Portugal, and the UK being the top-3 largest consumers of Moroccan sweet potatoes in 2022. Morocco has a “strong presence” in EU countries, East Fruit noted, highlighting that the country took the first steps to “open the market of ...