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By Gazette Staff

CAIRO, July 12, 2018 - Egypt was ranked third in the world in exporting dry onions with total exports being worth $35.5 million last year, which is 9.5 per cent of the world’s total dry onion export, the Food Export Council said in a statement on Thursday.

The Council added that Egypt came after the United States of America and India in terms of the volume of dry onions it exported to the rest of the world. Egypt is followed by Germany, Malaysia, China, France, Spain and Belgium.

The total amount of dry onions exported in 2017 stood at about 15,000 tons, the Council said. It added that the Netherlands was one of main countries importing Egypt’s dry onions in 2017 with total imports worth $15.3 million. The Netherlands is followed by Germany, Japan, Brazil, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia and Belgium with total imports worth $5.1 million, $4.7 million, $1.2 million, $1.1 million, $1 million and $1 million, respectively, according to the Council’s data.

The Council said that Egypt’s success in exporting onions confirmed that the rest of the world had confidence in Egyptian food products.