Tunisia’s exports to Libya rose to 20,952.2 million dinars (MTD) in the first 10 months of 2011, i.e. 8.8% up compared to the same period of 2010.
This growth is due to the increase in exports of agricultural products and food industry, accounting for 73% of Tunisia’s overall exports to Libya, by 42.4% against 3.3% during the same period in 2010.
Similarly, exports of mechanical and electronic industries (MEI) increased by 17% during the first 10 months of 2011, compared to the same period in 2010. Same case for energy and textiles that have evolved by 8.6% and 7.5%, respectively, while exports of phosphates and derivatives decreased by 34.7%
According to available statistics, Tunisian imports from Libya reached until late October, 27,887.200 MTD against 26,283.300 MTD during the same period of 2010, i.e. a growth of 6.1%. This is due to the progress of three important sectors that posted increases, namely food products (34.3%), energy (30.4%) and first products (7.4%)
However, two sectors recorded lower figures. They are those of products equipment (8.7%) and consumables (0.1%)