Virgin olive oil production reached 179,700 tonnes in 2014 in Tunisia, according to Faostat. This is 4.67 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, virgin olive oil production in Tunisia reached an all time high of 310,000 tonnes in 1996 and an all time low of 19,500 tonnes in 1966. When compared to Tunisia's main peers, virgin olive oil production in Algeria amounted to 52,400 tonnes, 294,914 tonnes in Italy, 15,000 tonnes in Libya and 4.00 tonnes in Malta in 2014.
Tunisia has been ranked 6th within the group of 35 countries we follow in terms of virgin olive oil production, 2 places above the position seen 10 years ago.