Tunisia’s exports to Indonesia went up 70.2% in 2019 to $32 million (equivalent to 86 million dinars) while trade between Tunisia and this Asian country reached 254.7 million dinars (about 94.5 million USD) in 2019, CEO of the Export Promotion Centre (CEPEX) Chiheb Ben Ahmed said Tuesday.
Speaking at a Tunisia-Indonesia online business forum on bilateral trade and business opportunities, Ben Ahmed noted that trade between the two countries is not yet fully exploited, estimating that its value can easily exceed 200 million USD.
However, trade fell by 32% in the first ten months of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Tunisia stands out as a gateway to the Arab, African and European world, for Indonesia, which in return constitutes a bridge for Tunisia to access markets in South and East Asia”, said Indonesia’s Ambassador in Tunis Ikrar Nusa Bhakti,
He stressed the importance of developing trade between the two countries, considering that this meeting is an opportunity to explore and establish new collaborative relations.
Tunisia exports, mainly dates and mechanical appliances, to Indonesia, and imports, especially palm oil, textiles, electronic equipment and plastics….
Indonesia is the 5th customer of Tunisia on the Asian continent, while Tunisia is the 15th supplier and 19th customer of Indonesia on the African continent.