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Tunisia: Industrial exports edge up 6.2% in 2013

Industrial exports totaled about 22,576.8 million Tunisian dinars in 2013, against 21,262.7 MTD in 2012, up 6.2% , according to statistics from the Agency for Industry Promotion and Innovation (APII ).

This increase involved mechanical and electrical Industries in the range of 6.7% to the end of 2013 to nearly 10,364 MTD from 9,714 MD in 2012, and the textiles and clothing sector whose exports rose 6 % to 5,214 MTD in 2013 against 4,913 MTD in 2012 and those of food industries which reached 1,875 MTD in 2013 against 1,811 MTD in 2012, up 3.5%.

Foreign sales of building materials also grew 27% to 436 MTD at the end of 2013 from 343 MTD the previous year.

In contrast, exports of the leather and footwear sector posted a 2% decrease.

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