Horticultural exports paint positive outlook for Zim

By ZBC Reporter

Zimbabwe’s exports are set for s massive improvement on the back of increased demand for local horticultural products on the international market.

Investment appetite for the country’s horticultural commodities is expanding on the back of huge interest from the Middle East and Asian markets.

With increased exports of thirty one percent on year on year export figures having been recorded for the period January to May this year,Zimtrade Chief Executive Officer Mr Allan MAjuru is projecting an improvement as demand for the country’s products grows.

We have huge interest from countries such as Russia and China as well as the Netherlands who are taking up much of citrus and avocados. But we are also seeing a huge demand on leather products as well which will be important for us to grow from. The 9 percent to the targeted twenty percent under the national export strategy,he said.

A strong exports base will be critical to aid the country’s economic resurgence as outlined in the National Development Strategy 1.

Accounting for four percent of the regional market share, the country’s export performance is ranked among the top five in the region.

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