The production of olive oil could reach this year between 220 and 240 thousand tons, said Agriculture Minister, Mohamed Ben Salem.
This production was estimated at 182,000 tons during the past season (2011-2012).
The minister also said that 87 thousand tons of olive oil were exported during the first quarter of 2013.
Exports generated revenues of about 425 million dinars.
In 2012, the country exported 50,000 tons of olive oil over the same period (first quarter), generating revenues of nearly $ 181 million dinars, said the Minister of Agriculture.