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Tunisia: trade deficit edges down 13.2% (January and February)

Tunisia’s trade deficit has continued its decrease (-13.2%) over the past two months compared to the same period in 2015, i.e. 205.5 MTD, resulting in an improvement in the rate of coverage of export by import by 1.5 points to 76.7%.

The Ministry of Trade explains the improvement in the rate of coverage by the fall in imports (-7.8%) and exports (-6%).

Imports have decreased because of the decline in the import of energy and basic agricultural products.

Fully exporting companies have recorded a rise of 6.5% in their operations, against 1.5% recorded in the same period last year.

Imports grew by 7.5%, a positive indicator for reserve maintenance and recovery of fully exporting activity.

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