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Tunisia: exports up in January 2013 (Ministry)

Tunisian exports reached 2,196.1 million Tunisian dinars (MTD) in January 2013, against 1,778.5 MTD in the same period of 2012, posting an increase of 23.5%, according to preliminary statistics released Saturday by the Ministry of Commerce.

These data also show a growth of about 6.9% in imports which reached 2,963.1 MTD

in January 2013, against 2,772 MTD a year earlier.

In light of these developments, the trade deficit went down by 22.8% compared to its level at the beginning of 2012 and the rate of coverage of imports by exports rose by about 10 points (74.1% against 64.2% in January 2012).

Tunisia’s trade deficit had widened in 2012 to reach 17,238 MTD against 14,037 MTD in 2011.

The coverage rate reached 37.2% (against 38.2%), according to data from the National Institute of Statistics (INS).


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