Cumulative labor income increased by 9%, to 1286 million dinars (MD), as of March 20, 2021, against a decline in cumulative tourism revenue by 59%, to 354 MD, on the same date, according to the latest financial and monetary indicators published Thursday by the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT).
As for the accumulated external debt services, they increased by 15%, to 1730 MD. The BCT also reported the increase in net foreign exchange reserves during the first quarter of 2021, to 21.8 billion dinars (or 156 days of imports), against 20 billion dinars, at the end of March 2020 (or 115 days of imports).
The overall volume of refinancing of banks stood on March 31, 2021, at 8.5 billion dinars, down 19%, compared to the same period last year.
In return, the total interbank transactions grew by 19.4% to 1363 MD.