Econostrum | Economic News in the Mediterranean



Citrus - Medfel 2013


Good international health for Spanish citrus - 04/23/2013 - Francis Mateo, BARCELONA

SPAIN. The Spanish citrus sector is still very competitive internationally, although competition from countries such as Egypt is being more acutely felt, mainly because of the difficulty in finding alternative logistics to road transport.

Egypt’s orange revolution - 04/18/2013 - Safia Ouared, Cairo

In the space of a few years, Egypt has made a quantum leap, both qualitatively and quantitatively, in the citrus fruit sector. This leap places it alongside Spain and Turkey on the podium of top orange producers and exporters, not only in the Mediterranean, but also in the world market.

Egypt: Containerisation has led to the development of a traditional sector - 04/18/2013

“ Today, we are the world's second largest shipper of reefer containers ”. Steven Suchet, Reefer Trade Director at CMA CGM (Photo CMA CGM) Every...

“Egypt’s potential hindered by the crisis” - 04/18/2013

“ We must encourage cooperative ventures rather than individual initiatives.”   Hussein Marei – Chairman of the Citrus Council in the...

Exporting citrus fruit requires a rigorously organised logistics chain - 04/18/2013

“ Israel features among the top citrus fruit exporters in the Mediterranean basin ”.   Gad Barak, Logistics Manager at Mehadrin (photo...

Decline in Moroccan citrus fruit exports - 04/18/2013 - Christelle Marot, CASABLANCA

MOROCCO. In 2012, climatic vagaries caused a fall in small fruit exports. As regards oranges, the decline is more structural. For a number of years now, Morocco has lagged behind Egypt.
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