Tunisian fruit export volume down 44% in 2023

Since the beginning of the year to November 20, Tunisian fruit exports have fallen by 18% in value and 44% in volume. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, the value of Tunisian fruit exports stood at TND 142.2 million, compared with TND 173.8 million for the same period last year.

Exports also fell, from 67,500 tonnes in 2022 to 37,900 tonnes this year. This decline is attributed to higher production costs in Tunisia, notably higher prices and the impact of climatic factors on production. In terms of export destinations for Tunisian fruit, Libya maintains its leading position with 30,700 tonnes worth TND 105.6 million up to November 20, compared with 57,300 tonnes worth TND 126.700 million for the same period in 2022.

The United Arab Emirates ranked second in terms of export value, with TND 11.5 million for 778 tonnes, followed by Italy in third place with TND 10.2 million for over 4,800 tonnes. On the other hand, the value of fruit exports to Italy fell from 5.2 to 3.6 million dinars between November 2022 and 2023, due to a drop in quantities from 422 to 257 tonnes.


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