The agricultural and maritime food products export sector recorded good performance at the start of this season, despite a difficult international context characterized in particular by the effects of the pandemic of the new coronavirus (covid-19), announced on Wednesday. the Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development, Water and Forests.
Thus, exports of fresh fruits and vegetables carried out between September 1, 2020 and July 27, 2021, reached nearly 2 million tonnes (MT) against 1.88 MT during the previous campaign on the same date, recording a growth of 5%, the ministry said in a press release.
With a favorable trade situation on the destination markets, citrus exports totaled more than 537,000 tonnes, up 3% (+ 22% for clementines) compared to the previous season. , let know the press release. On the same trend, market garden products reached an exported volume of 1.44 MT, an increase of 6% compared to the previous campaign.
Growth was particularly marked for certain products such as peppers and peppers (+ 20%) or red fruits (+ 29% for blueberries, + 13% for raspberries, + 8% for strawberries), notes the ministry.
Excluding sugar and preparations, exports of processed agricultural products, for their part, reached 323,000 tonnes between January 1 and July 27, 2021, up 2% compared to the same period in 2020.
Regarding fishery products, their exports fell by 9% in volume and increased by 15% in value during the period from January 1 to July 27, 2021, compared to the same period last year. , concludes the ministry.