Fruit exports soar 97% | Tunisia News Gazette

Fruit exports soar 97%

Export earnings of fruits reached 7,706.2 (MD) from January 2 to May 2, 2018, against 3,915 MD recorded at the same period last year, up about 97%, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries.

According to the same data, the quantities of fruit exported during the current season soared 180% over the previous season to 1,342.4 tons against 478.7 tons.

This increase is due to the return of the Libyan market, which represents 40% of total quantities exported, in addition to the increase in exports to Italy (+ 160%) and Qatar (+ 1070% ), as well as to new markets, including Oman and Belgium, , the Ministry said in a statement Thursday.

Tunisia exports, in particular, peaches (1.2 million dinars), raspberries (1.7 million dinars) and prickly pears (0.8 million dinars).

Source: TAP News Agency

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