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Tunisia: Trade balance in fishery products down 17.9%

The balance of trade in fishery products showed a surplus of TND 381.7 million in 2023, down 17.9% compared with 2022, according to the monthly watch note (2023 statistics) published on Wednesday by the National Observatory for Agriculture (ONAGRI).

The value of exports of fishery products reached TND 845.5 million in 2023, a decrease of 2.9% in value compared to 2022. In terms of quantity, exports amounted to 37 thousand tonnes (- 3.6%).

Average export prices were stable compared with 2022, at TND 22.8/kg. The most exported species are fish (16.2 thousand tonnes), crustaceans (10 thousand tons) and preserved and semi-preserved foods (7.9 thousand tons).

Tunisia exports fish products to 50 countries. Italy is the main importer (27%), followed by Libya (14%), Malta (11%) and Spain (11%).

The value of imports increased by 14.2% to TND 436.8 million in 2023. The volume of imports increased by 15.4% to 75.8 thousand tons. Import prices stagnated compared to the same period in 2022, at TND 6.1/Kg. The quantities imported are intended for processing (67% frozen tuna and anchovies), fattening (19%) and market supply (14%).


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