“According to EastFruit, Morocco, one of the world’s primary suppliers of fresh tomatoes, is continuing to increase its vegetable exports. The country has achieved new record figures this season as the shipments of this product to foreign markets increased compared to the previous year.
For the MY 2022/23 (July-June), 716,700 tonnes of Moroccan tomatoes were exported to foreign markets, bringing the country $990 million in export revenue. Over five years, the volume of tomato exports from Morocco has increased by more than 25%, and over a decade, the country has shown the fastest growth rates among the largest exporters of these vegetables.
Undoubtedly, tomatoes remain the top category in Morocco’s foreign trade in fruits and vegetables. They also accounted for the share of about a one third in the overall structure of Moroccan fruit and vegetable exports in the MY 2022/23. Tomatoes are exported year-round, with the peak observed from November to March.”
*This article is excerpted from freshplaza.com website, published 18th September 2023