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Tunisia: textile and clothing trade down

Textile and clothing sector exchanges in 2011 fell 2% in value for exports and 1.68% for imports compared to December 2010.

For exports, whose value in the month of December was 495 million dinars MTD, review by sector shows a decline of 2.67% in the value of the textile and 1.92% in clothing industry.

Compared to November 2010, exports of woven and knitted garments were down. The most significant decline is noted in the Italian market (3.02%) in value and (13.69%) in number of items.

However, the United States of America are reinforcing their supplies from Tunisia and purchases rose from 369,000 dinars in December 2010 to 694,000 dinars in December 2011.

Regarding imports, they fell 1.68% to 349 million dinars in December 2011. It should be noted that imports of denim fabric declined by 34.21% in value.

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