Moroccan citrus production to reach 1.29 million tons in 2H 2002
Moroccan citrus production is forecasted to reach 1.29 million tons during the next export season beginning in November, compared to a 1.14 million ton harvest from the previous season, reported the Association of Moroccan Citrus Fruit Producers (ASPAM).
The association attributes the predicted increase to favorably weather, mainly this year’s mild summer and last year’s rainfalls. ASPAM also forecasts a 21 percent export growth, with shipments reaching 520,000 tons.
Morocco exported 430,000 tons of citrus fruit in the first half of 2002, of which clementines accounted for 28 percent of the total. These figures translate into 10 percent export increase compared to the same period last year. ASPAM states it will seek new markets in Russia and Canada. — (menareport.com)
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