80% of agricultural exports went last year to the EU, 7% to Russia and 6% to the U.S. 2008 exports are expected to drop by a double-digit percentage
According to data released last week by the Agricultural Ministry, exports of fresh agricultural produce form Israel in 2007 totaled $1.34 billion, up 32% from the 2006 figure.
The data show that almost all agricultural sectors experienced exports increase, but the largest, a 50% rise, was for citrus fruits, Israel's best-known agricultural export. The largest category was vegetables, making up 43% of exports.
Flowers made up 17% and various subtropical and deciduous fruits were another 16%.
Citrus fruits were 9%, various field crops 9%, and the same percentage went for other products such as melons and spices.
80% of agricultural exports went last year to the EU, 7% to Russia and 6% to the U.S. 2008 exports are expected to drop by a double-digit percentage due to the frost and other bad weather this year.