This performance concerned all types of citrus exported, said the ministry in a statement, adding exports of small fruits reached 629,300 tonnes during this season (from September 1, 2021, to August 31, 2022), up 40% compared to the previous campaign.
Regarding oranges, exports have increased by 42% compared to the previous campaign. This growth has concerned all destinations, with a particularly notable increase in the U.S. market (x3) and the African market (x2.2).
The national production of citrus, all types combined, during this campaign (2021-2022) has reached 2.67 million tons, an increase of 14% compared to the previous campaign (2020-2021), the ministry added.
85% of citrus production is centered in four regions namely Rabat-Salé-Kenitra with 700,000 tonnes, Souss-Massa (672,000 tonnes), the Oriental (460,000 tonnes) and Beni Mellal-Khénifra (436,000 tonnes).