Egypt Fruits and Vegetables Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Egyptian Fruits and Vegetables Market Report Includes Production Analysis (Volume), Consumption Analysis (Value and Volume), Import Analysis (Value and Volume), Export Analysis (Value and Volume), and Price Trend Analysis of Vegetables (Tomatoes, Onions, Eggplants, Chilis and Peppers, Cabbages, Pumpkins, Squash and Gourds, and Cucumber and Gherkins) and Fruits (Oranges, Grapes, Dates, Watermelon, Bananas, Mangoes, and Apples). The Report Offers Market Sizing and Forecasts in Terms of Value (USD) and Volume (Metric Ton).

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Egypt Fruits and Vegetables Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 15.64 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 25.88 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 10.60 %

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Egypt Fruits and Vegetables Market Analysis

The Egypt Fruits And Vegetables Market size is estimated at USD 15.64 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 25.88 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 10.60% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Egypt's fruit and vegetable sector is one of the country's fastest-growing agribusiness sectors. It is divided into several farming regions according to the country's climate, natural vegetation, soil type, and farming practices. Some major fruits and vegetables are tomatoes, potatoes, beets, oranges, onions, grapes, and dates. The country is one of the world's biggest exporters of fruits like oranges.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the production of fruits and vegetables in Egypt accounted for 14.2 million metric tons and 15.8 million metric tons in 2022. Oranges recorded the highest production of 3.3 million metric tons of fruits in 2022. Similarly, tomatoes recorded the most increased output among vegetables, 6.2 million metric tons, followed by Onions and shallots, with 3.6 million metric tons in 2022.

The Steady production and rising exports of fruits and vegetables are driving the market growth. The Egyptian fruits and vegetable market is projected to grow substantially in terms of self-reliance on fruit and vegetable production, increasing urbanization, and higher disposable incomes in the country. With increased awareness of healthy diets, people are shifting toward healthier diet plans, including fresh fruits and vegetables. Also, Egypt is putting significant efforts into supporting exports of fruit and vegetables by opening new markets, equipping laboratories with the latest equipment, and developing the agricultural quarantine system to match international quality standards, which will drive the market growth during the coming year.

Egypt Fruits and Vegetables Market Trends

Rising Vegetable Production in the Country

Egypt is witnessing a shift in consumer preferences toward healthier diets, with increased awareness about the benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables. Several factors, including rising urbanization, higher disposable incomes, and the growing popularity of veganism, are driving this shift. Due to the various climatic advantages, natural vegetation, soil type, and favorable farming practices, growers can increase production. Tomatoes, onions & shallots, and eggplants dominate the Egyptian vegetable market with a huge production. According to a database published by UN Comtrade, the highest exports were of potatoes, with 472,451 metric tons exported in 2021. Onions, shallots, garlic, leeks, and other alliaceous vegetables ranked second with a total of 275,175 metric tons, and tomatoes came in ninth place with a total of 13,589 metric tons exported in 2021.

Egypt's total agricultural crop production increased by more than 20% in the past decade. During the same period, the population growth rate increased slightly more than the crop production. Vegetables play a very important and major role in Egypt's agriculture. This is demonstrated by the increase in the area planted for these crops from 636,169 hectares in 2019 to 639,118 hectares in 2021. According to FAO, in 2020, the total production of vegetables in Egypt was 15.66 million metric tons, which increased to 15.82 million metric tons in 2022. This substantial increase in the area harvested, and production of these crops is due to the preference given to them because of their high returns compared with other field crops. Also, the huge support from the government in association with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) enables farmers to achieve high production volume. The growing consumption of vegetables in the country has been enhancing production for the last few years.

Egypt Fruits and Vegetables Market: Production Volume, in Thousand Metric Tons, Vegetables, 2020-2021

Increasing Exports Contribute to Market Growth

The export of fruits and vegetables is increasing from Egypt. According to ITC Trademap, the export of citrus fruits was valued at USD 854,966 thousand in 2021, an increase of approximately 6.55% from the previous year. Most fruits and vegetables were exported to the European Union by international quality standards, affirming that fruit and vegetable exports should be hassle-free without any hindrance.

Egypt is one of the biggest exporters of oranges in the world. Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, India, the Netherlands, Bangladesh, China, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Oman, and Ukraine were Egypt's prominent export destinations for fresh oranges in 2021.

Russia Federation is Egypt's leading orange export destination. Its supply to the country accounted for about 11.9% of the overall orange export, followed by Saudi Arabia with 11.4%, Bangladesh with 6%, India with 7.4%, Netherlands with 7%, and the United Arab Emirates with 4% of the country in 2021. Furthermore, increasing demand for healthy diets among the consumer base and the increasing use of fresh oranges in the food industry, such as desserts, juice, jam, bakery products, confectioneries, and cereals, are expected to boost the export of oranges from Egypt.

Egypt has succeeded in opening new vegetable and fruit markets, especially in China, the European Union, and East Asian countries. Additionally, Egypt has successfully lifted the ban on Egyptian agricultural exports in some countries, which confirms the safety of Egyptian procedures, boosting the Egyptian fruits and vegetables market. Higher sales of citrus fruits, beets, and potatoes were the prominent crops that aided the record year for Egyptian agricultural exports in 2021, exceeding 5.6 million metric tons.

 Egypt Fruits and Vegetables Market: Export Volume, in Metric Tons, Oranges, 2020-2021

Egypt Fruits and Vegetables Market News

  • May 2024: A project launched under the “Future of Egypt” inaugurated around 100 silos to store half a million tons of grain, as well as refrigerators and freezers where 90,000 metric tons of goods can be stored in the Southwest of Cairo to increase the production of crops, vegetables, and fruits in the country.
  • October 2023: The Ministry of International Cooperation, the Internal Trade Development Authority (ITDA), and the French Development Agency (AFD) collaborated with the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade to launch a project establishing 17 green food hubs for fruit and vegetable storage across Egypt.

Egypt Fruits & Vegetables Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definitions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints


    1. 5.1 Application (Production Analysis, Consumption Analysis by Value and Volume, Import Analysis by Value and Volume, Export Analysis by Value and Volume, and Price Trend Analysis)

      1. 5.1.1 Vegetables

        1. Tomatoes

        2. Onions

        3. Eggplants

        4. Chilies and Pepper

        5. Cabbages

        6. Pumpkins, Squash, and Gourds

        7. Cucumbers and Gherkins

      2. 5.1.2 Fruits

        1. Oranges

        2. Grapes

        3. Dates

        4. Watermelon

        5. Bananas

        6. Mangoes

        7. Apples


    1. 6.1 PESTLE Analysis

    2. 6.2 Supply Chain Analysis

    3. 6.3 Government Policies and Regulations


    1. 7.1 Distribution Network and Retail Analysis

    2. 7.2 List/Profiles of Key Players


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Egypt Fruits and Vegetables Industry Segmentation

Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a well-balanced and nutritious diet. The fruits and vegetables consumed as fresh produce are considered for the study. The study does not consider fruits and vegetables consumed by the processing industry (B2B). The Egypt fruits and vegetable market includes production analysis (volume), consumption analysis (value and volume), import analysis (value and volume), export analysis (value and volume), and price trend analysis of vegetables (tomatoes, onions, eggplants, chilis and peppers, cabbages, pumpkins, squash and gourds, and cucumber and gherkins) and fruits (oranges, grapes, dates, watermelon, bananas, mangoes, and apples). The report offers market sizing and forecasts regarding value (USD) and volume (metric tons).

Application (Production Analysis, Consumption Analysis by Value and Volume, Import Analysis by Value and Volume, Export Analysis by Value and Volume, and Price Trend Analysis)
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Pumpkins, Squash, and Gourds
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Egypt Fruits & Vegetables Market Research FAQs

The Egypt Fruits And Vegetables Market size is expected to reach USD 15.64 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 10.60% to reach USD 25.88 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Egypt Fruits And Vegetables Market size is expected to reach USD 15.64 billion.

In 2023, the Egypt Fruits And Vegetables Market size was estimated at USD 13.98 billion. The report covers the Egypt Fruits And Vegetables Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Egypt Fruits And Vegetables Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Egypt Fruits and Vegetables Industry Report

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Egypt Fruits and Vegetables Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)