Egyptian grape fall forecast

Egyptian grape volumes are expected to slip by 20-25 per cent, as growers prepare for the season to start in mid-May.

This marls an improvement on last year, when supplies plummeted by around 40 per cent.

Sugraone will come on stream first, followed by Flame and Crimson.

Ahmed Hodaiby, general manager at Trade Waves, said: “We are expecting a good start to the Egyptian grape season because there will be demand but not enough supply on the market.”

He added: “Starting last year, we have been trying to increase our exports to the UK and we sent 70 per cent of our total exports to the UK. This year, we are aiming for 80 per cent.”