Morocco’s food exports rise 33 percent in 2002
Morocco exported 7.4 billion Moroccan dirhams ($72 million) worth of food products in the first four months of 2002, a 33 percent increase compared with last year’s MD5.6 billion. The rise was mainly attributed to an increase in shellfish and mollusks exports, reported MAP.
The nation’s wheat exports reached MD2.23 billion between January and April 2002, sugar exports reached MD633 million, corn exports reached MD604 million and unprocessed vegetable oil reached MD487 million during the same period.
Morocco’s major exports go to Saudi Arabia, accounting for 49 percent of its inter-Arab agricultural exports, whereas 21 percent go to Algeria, five percent to Tunisia and three percent to Egypt — (menareport.com)
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