Tunisia: 8 billion TD more in import than in export at end of May

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    The results of Tunisia’s foreign trade at current prices during the first five months of 2019 show that exports increased by 15.1% (+ 27.5% during the same period of the year 2018), according to the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

    Exports reached 19,590.2 MD against 17,016,4 MD during the first five months of the year 2018.

    Moreover, imports also grew 17.2% (+ 19.2% during the same period of 2018). They reached the value of 27,696,2 MD against 23,640,9 MD during the first five months of the year 2018.

    Following this rise in terms of exports (+ 15.1%) and imports (+ 17.2%), the deficit stood at 8,106 MD against 6,624.5 MD during the five months of the year 2018.

    The coverage rate decreased by 1.3 points compared to the first five months of 2018 to 70.7% compared to 72%.

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