Tunisia is forecast to import 610,000 tons of soybeans in 2018-19, up from 580,000 tons the previous year, according to a March 1 Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The United States continues to be the biggest supplier of soybeans to Tunisia, World-Grain reported.
In 2017-18, Tunisia imported 580,000 tons overall with 280,000 tons coming from the United States.
Imported soybeans are sent to the country’s lone crushing facility, which has a crushing capacity of 2,000 tons per day. For 2018-19, the country’s soybean crush is forecast at 604,000 tons.
Tunisian consumption of soybean meal for 2018-19 is forecast at 585,000 tons compared with an estimated 561,000 tons in 2017-18.