Posted by: Tunis Afrique Presse

The Tunisian dates export revenues reached a record of over 700 Million Dinars (MD), announced Tuesday, the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries.

For the current season (October 1, 2017-July 27, 2018), the date export receipts edged up 32.6% in value to reach 700,832 MD against 528,263 MD, during the same period in 2017.

In volume, Tunisia exported about 119,710 thousand tons of dates during this season, against 102,869 thousand tons during the past season, up 16.37%,

This increase is due to the development of exports to traditional markets, such as Morocco (+ 25% in exported quantities) and Spain (+ 49% in exported quantities).

It is also due to the rise in export operations in new non-traditional markets, including the United States, where the quantities exported reached more than 8,800 tons (+ 117%) and India (+ 182%).