Tunisian fouta records noticeable breakthrough in exports in Monastir

The value of handicrafts exports in the region of Monastir exceeded 8 million dinars (MD) in 2018, including 4MD exclusively generated by the Tunisian Fouta that has recorded a noticeable breakthrough, TAP reports.

This authentic product already recorded 2.5MD of exports in 2017.

The handicrafts exports in the region edged up 20% in 2018 compared with 2017. A rise was mainly driven by the Fouta and pottery.

These exports are expected to increase in 2019 with the launch of three or four new exporting companies in Monastir.

Efforts are exerted to diversify the markets, such as North America, Gulf countries and the African Continent, Regional Commissioner at the National Office of Tunisian Handicrafts Kadhem Masmoudi told TAP, on the fringes of the second edition of the Sahel Handicrafts Fair.

The latter is scheduled for March 14-24 at the Exhibition Centre in Sahline (Monastir governorate), in collaboration with the Regional Handicrafts Authority, with the participation of some 200 craftspeople from Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, India and France.


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