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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Egypt looking to “great” citrus season, exporters say

The coming Egyptian citrus season “should be great,” Ahmed Abdelhady, from citrus exporter Citrozone, tells Freshplaza. “The volumes for Navel oranges are higher than last year. Last year we had a shortage, which had to do with weather related issues. We also have similar volumes for Valencia oranges,” he says. The EGP devaluation has helped the industry and is supporting a strong season, producer Hussein Marei says. “Profits have been amazing for the past few months, and growers have been reminded of the potential of citrus. Growers need able to demand higher prices because the prices of fertilizers, cartons and energy have gone up because of devaluation of our currency. But this has proven to be okay, because the Egyptian people can afford the local products.”

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