Tunisia restarts phosphate exports, plans to double next year

Tunisia has resumed phosphate exports after 11 years and expects to dispatch more than 300,000 tonnes this year on a surge in global demand and at least 600,000 tonnes by next year, a senior official at the national phosphate company reports on Tuesday. Tunisia, which is experiencing its worst financial crisis ever, is looking to recover its position as a top exporter to take advantage of the sharp rise in fertilizer prices due to the war in Ukraine. The official added that Tunisia has seen demand from France, Pakistan, Brazil,…