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Tunisia: organic date exports soar

Export revenues for organic dates have grown by 52% in value and 31% in quantities from the beginning of the season (October 1, 2017) to September 10, 2018, compared to the previous season.

The quantities of organic dates exported reached 10,089 tons, against 7,717 tons during the same period of the last season, according to the data of the Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fishing, published Thursday.

The Ministry explained this growth by higher quantities exported to Germany by 20% and the rise of quantities exported to the United States by 60%.

The Spanish market saw a strong growth in its imports of Tunisian dates with a rise of 568%.

Indeed, until September 10, 2018, about 208 tons of organic dates were exported to Spain against 31 tons during the same period of the last year.

The Canadian market also recorded a growth in its imports of this product with an increase of 141%, thanks to a volume of exports of nearly 565 tons against 234 tons during the same period of the past year.


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