The revenues from date exportsin Tunisia reached TND 402.4 million ($168 million) on March 15, 2018, for the 2017-18 season, according to minister of agriculture, water resources, and fishery.
This achivement represents an increase by 22.2% compared to the revenues in the same period during the previous season.
The country achieved this gain thanks to an increase in the exports which jumped from 61, 487 tons to 66, 116 tons (+7.52%). This figure includes 5, 099.1 tons of organic dates.
The main destinations that recorded a boom in their imports are Australia (+ 60%), Qatar (+47.4), India (+ 45%) and Canada (+ 30%). Meanwhile, exports to more traditional markets such as Morocco, Italy, France and Indonesia remained stable compared to the last season.
Tunisia expects 305, 521 tons of dates to be produced by the end of the current 2017-18 campaign.