Data from the National Observatory of Agriculture (ONAGRI) made clear that Tunisian exports of citrus fell 46.3%, from October 1, 2021 to January 20, 2022, to 2,375 tons against 4,424 tons during the same period last season.
In terms of value, exports dropped 38.4%. They amounted to 6.4 million dinars against 10.4 million dinars during the same period last season. According to statistics from the Interprofessional Fruit Group, exports of Maltese orange posted a 58.3% decline, compared to last season.
France remains the main importer of this fruit, with 1,618 tons imported in 2022, against 2,899 tons in 2021, down 44%. The French market has purchased 68% of Tunisian citrus exports. Libya is the second importer of citrus fruit, including orange Thomson, with a rate of 28% of all exports.
[ 1 dinars = € 0.31 ]