Egypt's trade in fruits and vegetables is among the country's most vibrant areas of agricultural trade, buoyed by a steadily rising population that fuels consumption, and the government's efforts to transform parts of the desert into arable land.
Egypt is one of the top non-EU vegetable suppliers for Europe and is also a major market for European fruit exporters. Moreover, Egypt is taking advantage of the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) that is boosting the continent's intra-regional trade.
Situated in a strategic location, Egypt is the entryway to Africa's mega-market.
Egypt is the second-largest market for Italian apples (16% of total apple production)
Egypt's major agricultural exports are potatoes, cotton, and fresh fruit, primarily citrus
Most of Egypt's exports are bound for the EU, Russia, North Africa and the Middle East
Africa is a considerable market for European apple exports, taking a hefty 23% share
West-African countries buy more than half of European onion exports