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Egypt’s agro exports total EGP1.5 billion in May

The country’s automotive imports increased by 41.4 per cent, while imports of spare parts edged up by 8.9 per cent

The total value of Egypt’s exports of fresh fruits and vegetables totalled EGP1.5 billion in May, compared with EGP1.8bn in the same month last year.

The country’s exports of fresh oranges increased to EGP425 million, as against EGP373m in the same month of 2014, according to figures compiled and released by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics.

Furthermore, the country’s exports of fresh fruits stood at EGP512m in May, compared with EGP761m in the corresponding month of 2014. The value of potato exports amounted to EGP280m, as against EGP429m.

The nation’s exports of frozen agro produce jumped to EGP103m, compared with the EGP88m recorded in the same month in 2014, according to data published by Youm7.

Meanwhile, the agency released data on the country’s automotive imports in May, which amounted to EGP1.4bn; up by 41.4 per cent from EGP960m in the same month last year.

During the same month, imports of spare parts edged up by 8.9 per cent to EGP695m from EGP639m in the same month last year.

(EGP1 = AED0.4, at the time of publishing)