Posted by: African Manager

Revenue from fruit exports increased by 38% in 2017 compared to 2016 to reach 61.532 million dinars (MD), compared to 44.518 million dinars, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fishing.

The Department of Agriculture explained this growth by developing Tunisian exports in 2017 to new markets, such as Qatar (1,157 tons against 128 tons) and Russia (874 tons against 318 tons).

The quantities of fruit exported increased by 4%, from 23,297 in 2016 to 24,214 tons in 2017.

Fisheries occupy the first place in exports (30%), i.e. 15,891 tons for a total of 6.364 MD, watermelon is in second position (7230 tons / 5762 MD), then renade fruits (5,889 tons / 2.720 MD), apricots (4,038 tons / 1.856 MD), raspberries (5,609 tons / 379 MD) and prickly pears (4,274 tons / 681 MD).

The Libyan market was the first destination of summer fruit exports over the period from 2 January to 29 December 2017, with 12,191 tons, or 50% of the quantities exported, followed by France (3,607 tons / 8.721 MD), Italy (2,625 tons / 3.159 MD) and Kuwait (609 tons / 4.740 MD).