Tunisia increases fruit exports by about 50%

From January 2 to October 29, the country shipped out nearly 34,000 tons. Revenues exceeded USD 29 million.

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Tunis – Revenues from Tunisia’s fruit exports went up 53.32% with the current harvest in comparison to the previous cycle, while the volume shipped out surged 46.6% in the same comparison, according to data shown this week by the country’s Ministry of Agriculture. The information was published by news agency Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP).

From January 2 to October 29, the country exported 33,829 tons, with revenues reaching nearly TND 85 million (USD 29.3 million), against a little over 23,000 tons and TND 55.4 million (USD 19 million) in revenues in the same period of last year.

The improving figures were due particularly to the increase in exports to Libya, which reached 24,000 tons and generated nearly TND 39 million (USD 13.4 million). It meant an increase of 50% in volume and 182.4% in revenues.

Peaches led Tunisia’s fruit exports with nearly 10,000 tons until October 29.

Translated by Sérgio Kakitani

TAP

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