finance & economy

Tunisian fruit exports fall to 30 thousand tonnes in 2020

January 18, 2021

TAP) - Tunisian fruit exports declined during the year 2020, to about 30 thousand tonnes, a value of over 75 million dinars, against exports of about 48 thousand tonnes, worth 110 million dinars, in 2019, according to data obtained by TAP from the Interprofessional Fruit Grouping (GIF).

The statistics showed that Libya was the leading importer of fruit from Tunisia, a quantity of more than 17 thousand tonnes worth 30.692 million dinars against 35 thousand tonnes and revenue of 63.621 MD in 2019, a drop of more than 50%.

Italy is in the 2nd rank, with imports of 6 thousand tonnes, worth 9.735 MD in 2020 against 6,517 tonnes and revenues of 8.489 MD in 2019, followed by France which imported from Tunisia 1,712 tonnes of fruit worth 3.211 MD against 3,033 tonnes worth 5.874 MD during the same period of 2019.

The decline of fruit exports also concerned the Russian market which imported 511 tonnes with a value of 2.789 MD against 671 tonnes with a value of 3.081 MD in 2019.

Regarding imports of the Saudi Arabia market from Tunisia, they recorded an evolution, reaching 378 tonnes with a value of 3.795 MD in 2020 against 355 tonnes, i.e. a value of 3.691 MD in 2019.

Tunisian fruit exports recorded a slight increase towards the Qatari market to reach 641 tonnes worth 7.104 MD against 744 tonnes (6.781 MD) in 2019.

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