Tunisia: Citrus fruits revenues drop to 23 million dinar

By April 7, the Tunisian citrus fruit export revenues dropped by 27.8% to reach 23 million Tunisian dinar, while the exports fell by 8.6% in volume.

The Tunisian citrus fruit export season was not affected by this pandemic, Tunisia was capable to export most of the scheduled quantities, said the National Observatory of Agriculture (ONAGRI) in its report on the state of progress of the citrus fruit season in time of the health crisis.

Nevertheless, the volume of exports of “Maltese” fell by 36.8%, to reach in 2020, 8,165.5 tons, 86% of which of this variety are exported to France, followed in the 2nd position by Libya with 27.7% of all Tunisian exports including the variety “Thomson.”

The Tunisian exports of citrus fruits have lost their position on some European markets (Italy and Germany), compared to last year’s results, in addition to no exports to the Russian and African markets.

Source: africanmanager.com

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