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“Export of food industries”: 24 million dollars, dates exports to Morocco in 2021


The Export Council for Food Industries will participate in the International Dates Forum in Morocco in its eleventh session, which will be held in Erfoud, from 27 to 30 October 2022, at the invitation of the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation, with the participation of 5 Egyptian companies producing and exporting dates. During the opening ceremony, the Egyptian pavilion, Mohamed Seddiqi, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development, Water and Forests in the Kingdom of Morocco, Maryam bint Mohammed, Minister of Climate Change and Environment in the United Arab Emirates, Dr. Abdel Wahab bin Zayed, Secretary General of the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation, and the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Kingdom of Morocco and President of the International Date Forum Association With the participation of Eng. Tamim Al-Dawy, Deputy Executive Director of the Export Council for Food Industries, representing the Council.

The importance of Morocco is due to being the largest market receiving Egyptian dates in 2021 with a value of 24 million dollars, representing 48% of the total Egyptian dates exports amounting to 50 million dollars at the end of 2021, and Morocco ranks second in the world in the list of the most important importing countries for dates in 2021. With a value of 202 million dollars, representing 10.4% of the total global imports of dates, Egypt occupies the fourth place among the most important countries exporting dates to Morocco in 2021, representing 12% of the total imports of Moroccan dates with a quantity of 20 thousand tons, according to the data of the World Trade Center of the United Nations.

The participation of Egyptian companies was characterized by displaying date factories in all its forms, in addition to a remarkable distinction in product packaging, which was praised by visitors.

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