Tunisia: Date exports soar 19% to $220 million
(Ecofin Agency) - From October 1, 2016 to August 7, 2017, period over which extends the date season, Tunisia exported 103,000 tons of dates valued at 530.3 million dinars ($220 million). This was disclosed by a statement from the ministry of agriculture, water resources and fishery released yesterday.
Proceeds of the exports over the period reviewed is 19% more than that recorded a year before, knowingly 445.8 million dinars ($185 million).
In regards to the main export destinations of the dates, Morocco is at the top of the ranking with more than a quarter of exported volumes (26,700 tons) ahead of France (7,600 tons), Italy (7,100 tons), Spain (6,000 tons), Malaysia (6,000 tons) and Germany (6,000 tons).
Let it be recalled that Tunisia is one of the world’s leading date exporters. After olive oil, the fruit is the one to generate the most revenues is the country’s agricultural sector.