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Tunisia: trade deficit widens to TND 8,725.3 million by late July (INS)

The trade deficit widened by late July to TND 8,725.3 million against TND 7,567.1 million during the same period last year, it emerged from a National Institute of Statistics note on “foreign trade at current prices July 2021.”

The coverage rate rose from 74% in July 2020 to 75.2% in July 2021. Exports edged up 23% in the first seven months of 2021 compared to a 19.5% drop in the same period last year. They amounted to TND 26, 431.1 million in the first seven months of 2021 against TND 21,496.3 million in 2020.

Imports posted a 21% rise in comparison with a 23.3% fall in the same period last year. Their value reached TND 35,156.4 million against 29,063.4 MD during the same period in 2020.

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