Egypt, located in North Africa, is one of the fastest growing countries for avocados with a population of more than 110 million. Egypt has a rich population due to its oil-based economy, and the presence of the pyramids creates a great tourism potential and changes the diet. In addition to traditional flavors, fruit consumption is high in Egypt. Among these fruits, creamy flavors such as avocado suit the taste of the Egyptian people and are consumed much more than other tropical fruits. The increasing healthy eating lifestyle all over the world has also found its response in the Egyptian people and avocado consumption is high, especially among the young population and tourists coming to the country.
Despite all this good information, avocados are not produced in Egypt. For this reason, avocado imports are realized in order to meet the demands of the domestic market.
Egypt Avocado Imports
Although avocado consumption in Egypt has been increasing over the years, when we look at world trade data, it draws attention as a very important avocado market with a figure of 2521 tons for 2021. When we look at the data for the last ten years, an increase of almost 20 times has been observed in 10 years from a low tonnage of 112 tons in 2012. As an interesting situation in Egypt, the highest import figure of the last 10 years, 2914 tons, was realized in 2013. With a population of more than 100 million people and a population growth rate, Egypt will be one of the most important markets for avocado consumption in the future. In response to the increasing demand, the Egyptian government imports avocados from abroad. Among the importing countries, Kenya has the highest market share. After Kenya, countries such as Lebanon, the Netherlands, Uganda, America, South Africa are listed.
Kenya is the country that is increasing avocado production the fastest in the world, and with its climate, geographical location and cheap production costs, it can produce the best quality avocados at the most affordable prices.
Another issue that should be known when importing avocados to Egypt is the transportation route by which avocados will be brought. Avocados are generally brought by air. Avocados arriving at Cairo International Airport are kept safely in the cold storages located here until the date of shipment. Another alternative is by sea. The port of Iskendiriye has the ability to berth large merchant ships and allows for the safe storage of cold chain containers with numerous stations with electrical connections.
Finally, if you are interested in importing avocados to Egypt but don’t know where and how to start, we would like to introduce you to Latmek Exporters, Kenya’s leading avocado producer.
Reliable Company Latmek Exporters for Avocado Import from Kenya to Egypt
Latmek Exporters is able to reliably deliver fresh avocados of many different types such as Hass, Fuerte, Pinkerton, Jumbo, Hass, Fuerte, Pinkerton, Pinkerton, Jumbo, etc., grown organically and traditionally on our farms in the high altitude regions of Kenya.
For more than 7 years we have been organically growing the highest quality avocados on our farms and we have the ability to provide you with always fresh avocados for a long period of time, from February to October. Since we have low input costs during production and the climatic conditions are very favorable for avocado production, we are able to produce avocados in a much more advantageous way than other producing countries.
As Latmek Exporters, we have certified our global avocado supply with HCDA Certification, GLOBAL GAP and KEPHIS certificates.
You can safely import the best quality fresh organic avocados for your customers from Kenya with Latmek Exporters. For detailed information about avocado imports and avocado prices for 2023, you can contact us at the numbers on our contact page.