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Egypt Fruits and Vegetables - Market Share Analysis, Industry Trends & Statistics, Growth Forecasts 2019 - 2029

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  • 120 Pages
  • February 2024
  • Region: Egypt
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5012240
The Egypt Fruits and Vegetables Market size is estimated at USD 15.64 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 25.88 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 10.60% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Key Highlights

  • Egypt's fruit and vegetable sector are one of the country's fastest-growing agribusiness sectors. It is divided into several farming regions according to the country's climate, natural vegetation, soil type, and farming practices. Some major fruits and vegetables are tomatoes, potatoes, beets, oranges, onions, grapes, and dates, among others. The country is one of the biggest exporters in the world of fruits like Oranges.
  • According to Food and Agriculture Organization, the production of fruits and vegetables in Egypt accounted for 14.7 million metric tons and 16.1 million metric tons in 2020, respectively. In fruits, oranges recorded the highest production of 3.2 million metric tons. Similarly, tomatoes recorded the most increased output among vegetables, 6.7 million metric tons, followed by Onions and shallots, with 3.2 million metric tons in 2020.
  • The Steady production and rising exports of fruits and vegetables are driving the market growth. The Egypt fruits and vegetable market is projected to grow substantially in terms of self-reliance on fruits and vegetable production, increasing urbanization, and higher disposable incomes in the country. With increased awareness of healthy diets, people are shifting toward healthier diet plans, including fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Furthermore, Egypt is putting significant efforts into supporting exports of fruit and vegetable by opening new markets, equipping laboratories with the latest equipment, and developing the agricultural quarantine system to match international quality standards, which will drive the market growth during the coming year.

Egypt Fruits & Vegetables Market Trends

Expanding Vegetable Production

  • Due to the various climatic advantages, natural vegetation, soil type, and favorable farming practices, growers are able to increase production. Tomatoes, onions, and eggplants dominate the Egyptian vegetable market with a huge production. According to a database published by UN Comtrade, the highest exports were of potatoes, with 472,451 metric tons exported in the year 2021. Onions, shallots, garlic, leeks, and other alliaceous vegetables ranked second with a total of 275,175 metric tons, and tomatoes came in ninth place with a total of 13,589 metric tons exported in the year 2021.
  • Egypt's total agricultural crop production has increased by more than 20 percent in the past decade. During the same period, the population growth rate has increased slightly more than the increase in crop production.
  • Vegetables play a very important and major role in Egypt's agriculture. This is demonstrated by the increase in the area planted for these crops from 636,169 hectares in 2018 to 639,118 hectares in 2021. According to FAO, in 2018, the total production of vegetables in Egypt was 15.49 million metric ton, which increased and reached 15.57 million metric ton in 2021. This substantial increase in the area harvested and production of these crops is due to the preference given to these crops because of their high returns compared with other field crops.
  • Furthermore, the huge support from the government in association with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) enables farmers to achieve high production volume. The growing consumption of vegetables in the country has been enhancing production in the last few years.

Increasing Exports Contributes to the Market Growth

  • The export of fruits and vegetables is increasing from Egypt. According to UN Comtrade, the export of Citrus fruits was valued at USD 854,966 thousand in 2021, an increase of approximately 6.55% from the previous year. The majority of fruits and vegetables were exported to the European Union in accordance with the international quality standards affirming that fruit and vegetable exports be hassle-free without any hindrance.
  • Egypt is one of the biggest exporters in the world for oranges. Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, India, Netherlands, Bangladesh, China, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Oman, and Ukraine are Egypt's top 10 export destinations for fresh oranges in 2021.
  • Russia Federation is Egypt's leading orange export destination, and its supply to the country accounted for about 11.9% of the overall orange export from the country in 2021. Furthermore, increasing demand for healthy diets among the consumer base and the increasing use of fresh oranges in the food industry, such as desserts, juice, jam, bakery products, confectioneries, and cereals, are expected to boost the export of oranges from Egypt.
  • Egypt has succeeded in opening new vegetable and fruit markets, especially in China, the European Union, and East Asian countries. Additionally, Egypt has successfully lifted the ban on Egyptian agricultural exports in some countries, which confirms the safety of Egyptian procedures, boosting the Egyptian fruits and vegetables market. Higher sales of citrus fruits, beets, and potatoes were the prominent crops that aided the record year for Egyptian agricultural exports in 2021, exceeding 5.6 million metric tons.

Egypt Fruits & Vegetables Industry Overview

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definitions
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
5.1 Application (Production Analysis, Consumption Analysis by Value and Volume, Import Analysis by Value and Volume, Export Analysis by Value and Volume, and Price Trend Analysis)
5.1.1 Vegetables Tomatoes Onions Eggplants Chilies and Pepper Cabbages Pumpkins, Squash, and Gourds Cucumbers and Gherkins
5.1.2 Fruits Oranges Grapes Dates Watermelon Bananas Mangoes Apples
6.1 PESTLE Analysis
6.2 Supply Chain Analysis
6.3 Government Policies and Regulations
7.1 Distribution Network and Retail Analysis
7.2 List/Profiles of Key Players