Tunisia’s date exports increased by 42% from the beginning of the season, i.e. October1 until December 27, 2016, to 140 million Tunisian dinars (MTD), against 98.7 MTD the same period last year, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement Thursday.
The exported quantities grew by 22.5% to 28.3 thousand tons, from 23.1 thousand tons in the same period of the previous season. The quantities of organic dates exported reached 2.8 thousand tons.
The first destination of Tunisian dates are Western European countries (16.2 thousand tons), followed by countries of North Africa (6.9 thousand tons).
Morocco is in the first place with 5.5 thousand tons followed by Italy 4.8 thousand tons and France (3rd place) with 3.1 thousand tons.
Date exports registered record quantities of 110 thousand tons during the last season 2015/2016, generating revenues estimated at 473.3 MTD.