Morocco lemon export quantities

In 2019 Morocco exported 15,345 tonnes of lemon. In 2019 alone, the market for Morocco lemon (fruits category) has surged, changing by 44.778 per cent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, lemon's exports increased by 30.31 percent netting the nation US$8.74m for the year 2019. Morocco's lemon exports are categorised as:

  • Fresh or dried lemons "Citrus limon, Citrus limonum" and limes "Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus latifolia" (HS code 080550)
  • Fresh or dried lemons "Citrus limon, Citrus limonum" and limes "Citrus aurantifolia" (HS code 080530)


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Morocco lemon export values

In 2019, Morocco exported lemon costing 8.74m USD, a growth of 119.71% from 2018's total lemon export of 3.978m USD. The annual growth in value of Morocco lemon between 2017 to 2018 was -41.5 percent.

The annual variation in the amount of Morocco's lemon exports between 2017 and 2019 was 30.31% when compared to a variation of 44.778% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

Morocco's portion of the world's total lemon's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. Morocco holds number 20 in world exports of lemon.


Export markets for Morocco lemon ( in '000$ )

Morocco's top destinations for lemon are Russia, Mauritania, Senegal, Canada and Saudi Arabia.


Import/Export Trends

Morocco is a net exporter of lemon. The annual growth of Morocco lemon in value between 2015 to 2019 was 5%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity during the same period was 10%, per annum.

Morocco ordered 190 tonnes of lemon in 2019.


The production of lemon in Morocco was 89,838 tonnes in 2019 and is forecast to change by an average of 13.18%. The country had an estimated 6,416.00 hectares under lemon cultivation.