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Tunisia Oilseeds, Soybean and Products Annual

06 March 2012
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

TUNISIA - Tunisia’s olive harvest for MY (market year) 2011/12 totaled 900,000 MT, an increase of more than 60 percent over last year’s harvest.

Olive oil production is projected to be 180,000 MT, up from 110,000 MT in MY 2010/11.

Tunisia’s imports of soybeans continued their steady rise that began in 2009 with the opening of the sole oilseed crushing plant in the country.

In 2011, Tunisian soybean imports were estimated at about 490,000 MT, up from 320,000 MT in the year before.

Soybean meal imports continued their decline, with a 13 percent drop in 2011 that followed a 59 percent fall in 2010.

Tunisia’s olive oil exports in 2011 totaled 100,000 MT, valued at $287 million, compared with $310 million in the previous year. U.S. corn oil exports increased by 62 percent in 2011, reaching $110 million, and controlled 57 percent market share.

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March 2012

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