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Tunisia: 0.7% drop in industrial production at the end of July

Industrial production fell by 0.7% in the first seven months of the year compared to the same period last year, according to data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

This decrease is explained by the drop in production in the chemical industry sector (-9.2%) following the decline observed in the production of phosphate derivatives, the manufacturing sector for other non-metal mineral products (- 3.8%), the petroleum refining sector (-35.9%), the non-energy extraction sector (-18.0%), due to lower crude phosphate production (1960.5 thousand tons against 2821.1 thousand tons in 2017).

On the other hand, industrial production recorded an increase in the agri-food industry of 8.2% (following the rise observed in the production of olive oil), the sector of the mechanical and electrical industry of 1.9% and the textile-clothing and leather industry sector by 1.0%.

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