Revenues from fresh vegetable exports climbed 54% from January 1 to May 31, compared to the same period in 2017, reaching 121 million dinars (MD), the Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries Ministry said in a press release Wednesday.
The volume of exports to the European Union countries totaled 96 MD during this period against 59 MD in 2017.
As such, exports to Gulf countries soared 200% to 15 MD.
Revenues from exports to the Netherlands, Tunisia’s leading customer, grew by 150% (36 MD), followed by France (35 MD) and Italy (22 MD).
Revenues of vegetables export to the Qatari market edged up 6 MD, against 208 thousand dinars in 2017.
Tomatoes’ exports rose by 74% to 90 MD. Geothermal tomatoes covered 96% of the overall fruit exports, mainly sold to the French and Dutch markets, according to the same source.