Cumulative tourism receipts have climbed up 41 percent from the beginning of the year to October 10, compared to the same period of 2018, to 4.6 billion dinars, according to economic indicators released by the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT) on Thursday.
On the same date, cumulative cash earnings grew 18 percent, from 3.262 billion dinars in October 2018 to 3.854 billion dinars in October 2019.
In this same uptrend, net assets in foreign currency reached 18.5 billion dinars, corresponding to 104 days of imports, up 35%, compared to 2018 (76 days of imports).
As for the accumulated external debt services, they increased by 30.6%, to exceed 7.5 billion dinars, until October 10, 2019, against 5.2 billion dinars in 2018.
The BCT also reported the decrease in the overall bank refinancing banks by 19% to nearly 13 billion dinars, as of October 16, 2019, against 16 billion dinars, a year ago.
According to the Central Bank, total interbank transactions went up 12% between October 2018 and the current month, from 1.06 billion dinars to 1.19 billion dinars.
As for banknotes and coins in circulation, they rose by 10%, to 13.4 billion dinars, on October 16, 2019, against 12.1 billion dinars in October 2018.