The US Department of Agriculture published a report showing the extent of Morocco’s qualifications in the domain of fruits, stressing that Morocco’s exports have creased significantly, making it the world’s 15th largest fruit exporter.
The report added that this increase was recorded between 2016 and 2021, which represented a rise from 729 million to more than 1.5 billion dollars.
The same report revealed that “Morocco recorded less than 2 percent of world fruit exports in its fruit exports, highlighting that Morocco has made important gains over the past years, in the context of the overall increase in global demand.”
The report stressed that the development witnessed by Morocco’s exports in the fruit sector is due to the investments it made in the areas of transport infrastructure, which allow the transportation of perishable commodities from southern Morocco to Spain.
The same report mentioned before, revealed that Morocco’s exports in the fruit sector represent more than a third of total agricultural exports during 2021, as this performance, according to the report, is the result of the important gains achieved by red fruit varieties such as blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, which now represent 60 percent.
Furthermore, the same source explained that there is a nearly constant increase in the exports of avocados and red watermelons, which also contributed to the increase in the volume of fruit exports.
Morocco has the largest container port in the Mediterranean, in addition to a number of achievements related to the construction of a new deep-water port in the city of Dakhla in the Sahara region, which is expected to start work on the horizon of 2027, according to the same source.