Production of the Gafsa Phosphate Company (CPG) has reached 1 million 649 thousand tons of phosphate from the beginning of the year until the month of August, including 707,000 tons in the months of July and August.
Production activities in units under the CPG resumed normally in the mining towns after several months of interruption due to protests observed by the unemployed in production sites.
Director of production monitoring and control Hafedh Ben Yahia said phosphate production has not achieved the objectives set by the CPG, i.e. 4 million 232 thousand tons.
Phosphate production fell by 37% during the first eight months of 2015, compared to the same period of the previous year, according to statistics of the directorate of production monitoring and control.