Tunisia: olive oil production up for 2021/22 season

Estimated 240,000 tons, 100,000 more compared to 2020/21

05 October, 18:33

    TUNIS - Tunisian olive oil production for the 2021/2022 season is estimated at 240,000 tons, an increase of 100,000 tons compared to the past season, according to the Directorate General of Agricultural Production of the Tunisian Agriculture Ministry.

    These figures could be revised up or down, depending on weather in October.

    The ministry said final olive-growing production for the 2020/2021 season reached 700,000 tons, for 140,000 tons of olive oil production, down 65% compared to the 2019/2020 season.

    The ministry said purchases started slowly due to poor weather, with current prices estimated at 1.2 dinars per kilo, which should increase after Tunisia is out of stock and world demand grows.

    The ministry expects to export 180,000 tons of olive oil at the end of October 2021.

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