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Tunisia: Fruit export value rises to TND31.5 million, up 70%

From January 2 up to June 7 2018, fruit exports have grown by 70% in value, to 31.5 million dinars (€10.2 mln), against 18.5 million dinars (€6.0 mln), during the same period last season, the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries announced Monday.

The quantities of fruit exported increased by 40% to 9,296 tons compared with 6,630 tons in the same period of the previous season. Apricots ranked first within the export, shipping over 3.36 million tons, worth of 11.6 million dinars (€3.8 mln) The Ministry of Agriculture explained this increase by higher exports to the Libyan market.

As a result, the quantities of fruit exported to Libya increased by 113% in quantities to 4,000 tons and by 300% in value. During this season, Tunisia has exported 2,407 tons of peaches and 895 tons of apricots to Libya. Similarly, exports of fruit to the Italian market grew by 48.7% in quantities to 2,536 tons and 123.4% in value to 4.3 MD million dinars (€1.4 mln).

Source: africanmanager.com

Publication date: 6/12/2018


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