Morocco onions export quantities

In 2019 Morocco shipped 426,336 tonnes of onions. For the year 2019 alone, the interest in Morocco onions (vegetables category) has decreased, flactuating by -35.622 % compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, onions' exports grew by 124.07 percent earning the country US$166.43m for the year 2019. Morocco's onions exports are categorised as:

  • Onions, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid (HS code 200120)
  • Onions provisionally preserved, e.g. by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions, but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption (HS code 071110)
  • Dried onions, whole, cut, sliced, broken or in powder, but not further prepared (HS code 071220)
  • Fresh or chilled onions and shallots (HS code 070310)


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Morocco onions export values

In 2019, Morocco supplied onions valued at 166.43m USD, a decrease of -12.87% from 2018's total onions export of 191.008m USD. The annual reduction in value of Morocco onions between 2017 to 2018 was 57.973%.

The per year variation in the quantity of Morocco's onions exports between 2017 and 2019 was 124.07 percent compared to a variation of -35.622% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

Morocco's portion of the world's total onions' exports in 2019 was 6 percent. Morocco is ranked position 4 in world exports of onions.


Export markets for Morocco onions ( in '000$ )

Morocco's best performing destinations for onions are Benin, Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire

), Libya, Portugal and United Kingdom (UK).


Import/Export Trends

Morocco is a net exporter of onions. The annual growth of Morocco onions in value between 2015 to 2019 was 13%, per year, while annual growth in quantity for the same period was 13%, per annum.

Morocco purchased 5,856 tonnes of onions in 2019.


The production of onions in Morocco was 29,611,040 tonnes in 2019 and is projected to change by an average of -7.35%. The country had approximately 999,680.00 hectares under onions cultivation.