The export revenue of Moroccan vegetables to Poland has skyrocketed


Over the past five years, Morocco has significantly boosted its vegetable exports to Poland, as reported by EastFruit. Revenue from these exports has experienced an extraordinary surge, growing nearly 100-fold during this period, reaching $2.7 million in 2022.Tomatoes constitute 95% of imports from Morocco to Poland, making them the primary vegetable export category for the North African country. They hold the top position in the overall structure of vegetable imports to Poland, representing 9% of the total volume of fruit and vegetable imports.

Polish markets predominantly import vegetables from Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, and France. Morocco has significantly improved its position, moving up from the 51st place in 2018 to the 28th place in 2022 in the list of suppliers to Poland.

Additionally, France and the UK play a significant role in boosting revenue from fruit exports from Morocco.

It’s worth noting that the increase in vegetable supply from Morocco is not exclusive to Poland, as other countries have also experienced substantial growth.Moroccan vegetable exports to Romania saw a sharp increase in 2021 and 2022, with export revenue growing nearly 80 times in five years. Sweet peppers constitute the main export category (93%), while tomatoes account for only 6% of the total. Morocco ranked 21st among vegetable suppliers to Romania in 2022, up from the 43rd position five years ago.The export of Moroccan vegetables to Norway experienced significant growth. Initially, in 2018, only small quantities of potatoes were imported. However, in 2020, Moroccan producers started supplying tomatoes and sweet peppers to the Norwegian markets. Since then, sales have steadily increased, with tomatoes accounting for 97% of the exports. Revenue from vegetable sales to Norway surged 57 times in five years, reaching $1.3 million in 2022. As a result, Morocco climbed from the 43rd place (in 2018) to the 20th place (in 2022) in the list of vegetable suppliers to Norway, with the Netherlands, Spain, and France remaining the traditional leaders of vegetable exports to the country. vegetable exports to the Czech Republic are gaining popularity, with sweet peppers and tomatoes leading the imports in almost equal shares (50% and 47% respectively). Zucchini imports from Morocco stopped in 2020. Despite a dip in sweet pepper imports in 2021, deliveries resumed in 2022, resulting in export earnings of $2.5 million, a 35-fold increase from 2018. Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, France, and Italy are the main vegetable suppliers to the Czech market. Morocco has risen from the 24th (2018) to the 18th place (2022) among exporters to the Czech Republic.Over five years, Morocco’s vegetable exports to Belgium increased 43 times, reaching nearly $4 million. The country rose from the 34th to the 23rd place among vegetable suppliers. Tomatoes occupy over half of the import, and the rest includes a diverse range of vegetables like greens, potatoes, sweet peppers, carrots, onions, zucchini, and cucumbers. The Netherlands, France, and Spain are the top vegetable suppliers to Belgium.Morocco’s vegetable exports to the mentioned countries account for only 0.5% of the total, with small sales volumes compared to larger markets. However, there is significant growth in exports to these 5 countries, offering promising long-term prospects. From 2018 to 2022, Morocco exported vegetables worth 5.3 billion dollars, primarily tomatoes and sweet peppers. The country managed to export vegetables to 80 different countries, showcasing its strong position in the global vegetable market.




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