Tunisia’s trade deficit in the first ten months of 2013 kept the same level as the year 2012, i.e. 9,889.5 MTD from 9,893.3 MTD in 2012, according to the latest statistics the INS.
Tunisia’s external trade, whose value is estimated at 22,832.3 MTD at export and 32,725.6 MTD at import, shows a slight improvement of 1 point in the rate of coverage of imports by exports to 69.8%, according to data from the Institute.
Indeed, Tunisian exports have risen by 4.9% during the first ten months of 2013, against 3.9% during the same period of 2012.
Imports, meanwhile, grew 3.4 % in 2013 against 13.2% in 2012.
By regions, Tunisian exports to the European market , the main trade and economic partner of Tunisia, showed an improvement of 4.2% over the 10 months of 2013 , against 3.6% in 2012 ( same period).
Outside the Euro zone, a marked increase was recorded in Tunisian exports to Turkey (96.2 %) and also to Russia (37.2%).
For imports, the EU remains the main supplier of Tunisia with 18,278.9 MD, with an increase of 8 % during the first ten months of 2013 against 4.7% in the same period of 2012.