Morocco’s citrus exports up 10 percent in 1H 2002
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, reported the North Africa Journal.
Tomato exports also increased during the same period reaching 205,000 tons, a 10 percent increase compare to figures from the first half of 2001. The increase in agricultural exports helped the nation's trade deficit shrink by 26 percent in the first quarter of 2002, reaching 7.4 billion Moroccan dirhams ($668 million).
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