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Tunisia: trade deficit with China skyrockets to nearly TND 8 billion

Tunisia’s trade deficit with China reached 7.9 billion dinars at the end of November, making it the most unbalanced relationship ever.

Over the eleven months of the current year, Tunisia imported goods worth 8 billion dinars from China while the country’s exports to the Middle Empire were only 112.5 million dinars.

Tunisia’s purchases from China were about 1.9 billion dinars in 2010.

At the end of November, China is positioned as the second supplier of Tunisia after Italy (11 billion dinars) and before France (7.6 billion dinars).

In relation to the overall trade deficit recorded at the end of November, 23.3 billion dinars, the deficit with China represents 34%. Excluding energy, the share rises to 56% since the overall deficit excluding energy is 14 billion dinars.

Tunisia imports from China … mainly machinery and electrical equipment (2.4 billion dinars in 2021), boilers, reactors and other devices (1 billion dinars in 2021) and cars, tractors, cycles and other vehicles (400 million dinars in 2021).

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