Community imports of vegetables from Morocco, Turkey and Egypt have experienced an unstoppable climb in recent years. A trend that has been reinforced in the first four months of 2017, compared to the same period of the previous year, with growth of 17% in the case of Morocco, 51% in Turkey and 20% in Egypt, according to the latest data updated by the Office of Statistics of the European Union (Eurostat), processed by FEPEX.
Imports of vegetables from Morocco up to April amounted to € 551.8 million, compared with € 470.6 million in the first four months of 2016 and a 17% growth; Turkey imported vegetables worth EUR 145 million compared with EUR 95.7 million, 51% more and Egypt imported EUR 139 million compared to EUR 116 million, up 20%.
These three countries accounted for 64% of all vegetables imported by the EU to third countries
The growing trend in imports from these countries in the first four months of 2017 shows the trend in recent years, since in 2016 there has also been growth compared to 2015. EU imports of vegetables Morocco in 2016 amounted to 921 million euros, 8% more than in 2015, Turkey’s totaled 196 million euros, 36% more and those of Egypt amounted to 190 million euros, up 13%, according to the latest Data updated by the Eurostat Statistical Office, processed by FEPEX.