Tunisia olive oil output to increase 120%Staff Writer | December 27, 2017
Tunisia’s 2017-2018 olive oil output is poised to see the biggest growth of any country in the world, Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) reported.
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The IOC places Tunisia as the fifth biggest global olive oil producing country in this season, trailing Spain, Italy, Greece and Turkey. Tunisia will be the biggest producer out of any Arab country.
Morocco’s olive oil production is expected to climb 27% to 140,000 tons, with Algeria’s going up 27% as well, to 80,000 tons.
Jordan and Egypt are seen producing 25,000 tons each, up 25% from the past season, with Libya’s output climbing 12% to 18,000 tons. Lebanon’s olive oil production should amount to 23,000 tons, down 8%.
TAP quoted the IOC saying global olive oil production will increase by 14% to 2.894 million tons, with consumption going up by 5% to 2.954 million tons. ■