Morocco’s exports of fruits, berries hit $7.1bn over 2018-2022 period

Morocco’s exports of fruits, berries hit $7.1bn over 2018-2022 period

Morocco’s fruits and berries export revenues have grown significantly reaching $7.1 billion in cumulated volume over 2018-2022, ‘East Fruit’ reported.

In 2022 alone, export of fruits and berries totaled $1.7 billion, the media also noted. Moroccan fruits and berries during the same period were available on the markets of 122 countries, with Spain, France, the Netherlands, Russia and the UK being the top markets. Spain is the biggest importer. It accounts for about 27% of Morocco’s total exports in the past five years. However, in 2022, the kingdom was the fourth largest supplier of fruits and berries to Spain with the share of 15% in Spain’s total imports.

‘East Fruit’ also noted that revenues from Moroccan exports to Spain fell by 23% compared to 2021. Blueberries bring almost a third of Morocco’s total revenues from exports to Spain, which also imports Moroccan raspberries, avocado, watermelons, strawberries, etc.

In 2022, the North African country was the fourth biggest exporter of blueberries globally, behind Spain which ranked third.

Moroccan exports of fruit and berry to France reached $1.2 billion in 2018-2022 (17% from the total revenues). In 2022, the share of Morocco in France’s total imports of fruits and berries reached 6%, making the North African country the fifth largest supplier of fruits and berries to the European country, with the most active demand shown for Moroccan watermelons, melons, mandarins, avocado, raspberries, and blueberries.

The Netherlands accounts for 17% of Morocco’s total revenues from fruit and berry exports believed to amount to $1.2 billion. Despite the encouraging figure, exports to the Netherlands were declining since 2020. As for exports to Russia, data consulted by East Fruit shows that the trend has been declining.

Over the past five years, Morocco’s share in the Russian market has more than halved, and exports in 2022 amounted just to half of those in 2018, the media notes.

The nosediving trend ranked the kingdom in the 16th position in the ranking of Russia’s biggest suppliers.

UK on the other, emerged as the most attractive market for Morocco’s exports of fruit and berry over 2018-2022 period. The share of Morocco grew six folds, exports to the UK quintupled, and Morocco ranked fifth in the list of the UK’s biggest suppliers of fruits and berries, the outlet notes.

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