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Tunisia: trade deficit narrows to 5,941.7 MD at end May 2021

The trade deficit narrowed to 5,941.7 million dinars, at the end of May 2021, from 6,099.9 million dinars in the same period last year, according to a note on “Foreign Trade at current prices May 2021” published Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

The coverage rate has also improved from 71% in May 2020 to 75.8% in May 2021.

During the five months of the year 2021, exports saw an increase of (+24.7%), as against a decline of (-23.8%) during the same period of 2020.

They reached 18,609.9 MD, against 14,921.4 MD during the same period of the year 2020.

Similarly, imports posted a rise of (+16,8%), compared with a fall of (-24,2%) during the five months of the year 2020.

In value, they reached 24,551,6 MD against 21,021,3 MD during the same period of the year 2020.

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