Egypt’s citrus exports to China increased by 30% in the first half (H1) of 2016, recording $24m, compared to $18.4m in 2015, according to plenipotentiary minister Mamdouh Salman, who is the Egyptian commissioner of the trade representation office in China’s capital Beijing…Full Article: Daily News Egypt Sept 2016

Key Point

  • Egypt and China are expected to sign an agreement that would permit Egyptian exports of grapes and fodder beets to Beijing. Egypt has also expressed interest in exporting strawberries, mangoes, beans, and onions to China.

ChinaAg Comment

  • From 2014 to 2015, mainland China imports of Egyptian oranges increased from 5,155 MTs to 20,484 MTs. In Hong Kong, imports of Egyptian oranges increased from 10,642 MTs to 21,561 MTs over the same time period. The next largest citrus import of significance was grapefruit. In 2015, mainland China imported 678 MTs of Egyptian grapefruit.

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