The Egypt fruits and vegetables market is expected to register a CAGR of 4.2% during the forecast period (2021-2026).
Egypt fruits and vegetables market was significantly impacted by the spread of the COVID-19. The closure of restaurants, bars, and schools, disrupted the entire supply chain affecting the market. Egypt is divided into a number of farming regions according to climate, natural vegetation, soil type, and farming practices. Some of the major fruits and vegetables produced are tomatoes, potatoes, beets, oranges, onions, grapes, and dates among others.
According to FAO, the production of fruits and vegetables in Egypt accounts for 30.0 million metric tons in 2019. In fruits, oranges with the highest production of 3.0 million metric tons. Similarly, among vegetable, tomato with the highest production of 6.7 million metric tons followed by onions of 3.0 million metric tons in 2019. Steady production and rising exports of fruits and vegetables are driving the market growth.
Key Market Trends
Growing Vegetable Production
Due to the various climatic advantage, natural vegetation, soil type, and farming practices that are favorable, growers are able to increase production. Tomatoes, onion and eggplants dominate the Egyptian vegetable market with a huge production. According to FAO, the production of tomatoes reached 6.7 million metric ton in 2019 followed by onions 3.0 million metric ton, and eggplant with 1.1 million metric ton of production. With the huge support from the government in association with USAID, it is enabling farmers to achieve high production volume. The growing consumption of vegetables in the country is enhancing the growth of production in the last few years.
Increasing Export Contributes to the Market Growth
The export of fruits and Vegetables is increasing from Egypt. According to ITC Trade, the export of fruits valued at USD 1,416,762 thousand in 2019, which is been growing steadily. Mango exports have risen to 15,211 tons in 2019. The majority of fruits and vegetables were exported to the European Union in accordance with the international quality standards affirming that fruit and vegetable export hassle-free without any hindrance.
Egypt has succeeded in opening new vegetables and fruits markets, especially in China, the European Union, and East Asian countries. Additionally, Egypt's success in lifting the ban on Egyptian agricultural exports in some countries, which confirms the safety of Egyptian procedures and thus boosting the Egyptian fruits and vegetable market.
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