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Tunisia: export coverage rate is 70% (Aziza Htira)

CEO of the Export Promotion Center (CEPEX), Aziza Htira said the export coverage rate fell from 73.1% to 70%, losing 3.1 points.

In an interview with African Manager Wednesday, May 18, she said export revenues went down 2.9% during the first four months of 2016, amounting to 9.4438 billion dinars against 9.7267 billion dinars.

As for imports, they rose by 1.4% from 13,309 million dinars to 13,488.9 million dinars.

Aziza Htira, in the same context, explained the decline in Tunisian exports by the 65% decrease in sales of olive oil and that of the energy sector revenue 47.5%.

As regards imports, it said that the increase in flow is due to that the supply of capital goods (+ 420.7MD) in consumer goods and intermediate goods (+ 245.2MD).

Aziza Htira also recalled that export accounts 35% of GDP with 6,600 export companies present in more than 164 foreign markets by offering over 2,000 products.


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