(Ecofin Agency) – Tunisia has already collected 440,000 tons of citrus fruits for the current campaign, 85 000 tons more than during the 2013/2014 campaign.
According to Mohamed Radhouani who heads the Inter-professional fruits Group (GIF) this performance enables the country to fully meet local demand, which should result in a decrease in the price of that fruit on the Tunisian market.
“This increase in domestic production will impact positively on exports,” he says.
The country will then have to struggle to position itself on the Libyan and Algerian markets as well as those of the Gulf countries.
Excluding the Middle East North Africa (MENA), Russian sanctions on Western food imports open the gates of Moscow to the Tunisian citrus fruit.