Fruit exports dropped 41% in volume and 27% in value (from January till August 18) compared to the same period last year, figures published recently by the Inter-professional Fruit Grouping show.
These exports generated revenues of 50.600 million dinars (MD) by August 18 against roughly 70.000 MD in August 2019.
Exported quantities stood at 17,700 tons (against 30,300 tons in August 2019). Watermelons make up one third of exports (about 6,000 tons) and were mainly meant for Italy (3,600 tons), France (about 100 tons) and Libya (775 tons).
In addition, 5,656 tons of peaches were exported (80% to the Libyan market) along with about 2,000 tons of apricot, 1,000 toes of plums and 960 tons of almonds.