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Egypt Ranks 1st African Country in Sugar Production

Thu 30 Jun 2022 | 11:21 AM
Ahmed Emam

Egypt's Cabinet's Information and Decision Support Centre (IDSC) said that Egypt has been ranked first among the biggest African sugar-producing countries.

Although the area cultivated with sugar cane in Egypt has been stagnant over the years, due to scarce land and water resources, beet sugar is expanding, with the area reportedly forecast to reach about 151 200 ha.

In a statement, IDSC highlighted some important points from the latest FAO Food Outlook Biannual report, which cites Egypt, South Africa, and Kenya as the biggest African states on the list of sugar production today.

The latest report of FAO showed that Egypt occupied the first place in sugar production in Africa, thanks to bumper sugar-beet plantations, IDSC noted.

It's highlighted, as well, that local wheat production between 2019-2022 recorded a 3.4% increase, the statement of IDSC added.

The new estimate also mentioned that Egypt is among the top 10 N-fertilizers & P-fertilizers exporters, globally.

It's worth mentioning that the largest worldwide sugar-producing countries are Brazil, India, the European Union, Thailand, and China.