The Egyptian Cabinet issued today an infographic that showed an unprecedented leap in Egyptian agricultural exports during 2018. According to the Cabinet, cotton exports stood at USD201 million in 2018, in an increase of 18.9 per cent over the 2017 figure. Exports of mandarins rose by 38.4 per cent, and those of dates went up from USD8.84 million in 2017 to USD31.33 million in 2018. The infographic also displayed an 11.1 per cent increase in the exports of lemons, 22.1 per cent for oranges, and 28.5 per cent for tomatoes.
Also displayed on the infographic were the rates of Egypt’s self sufficiency in vegetables and fruit, as well as other nutritional goods. Self sufficiency in oranges stood at 176.9 per cent; strawberries 167.9; peanuts 130.4; onions 129.6; potatoes 118.1; green beans 117.2; artichokes 113.4; grapes 107.4; mangoes 105.5; garlic 104.3; tomatoes 103.5; cucumbers 102.4; bananas 102.2; capsicums 100.9; peas 100.5; and eggs 100.2 per cent.
3 May 2019