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Mauritius: 2,500 tons of fruit exported in 2014?

Six years ago the Mauritian fruits were struggling to supply the European market with only 600 tons, the professionals in the sector should export in 2014 some 2,500 tons of fruit against 2.209 tons by 2013.
Pineapples, lychees, mangoes, passion fruit, breadfruit thus are increasing in the European export markets since the beginning of the year, as indicated by the Le Défi Quotidien newspaper.
Symbolic bar the export of 2,500 tons (10,000 tons per year) should be reached exceed in 2014 if the trend is confirmed.
Professionals in the sector are now also considering substantial fruits for export shipments to Asia and the Middle East.
As a reminder, the Mauritian Government has also in recent months helped the sector by providing a grant of 3.50 rupees * per kilogram of exported fruit.
* One euro roughly equivalent to 41 rupees

Fabrice François

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