(Ecofin Agency) - In Tunisia, trade deficit reached TND8.10 billion ($2.66 billion) in the first five months of 2019, according to figures published by the national institute for statistics on June 11, 2019. During the same period in 2018, this deficit was TND6.62 billion.
During the period under review, exports reached TND19.59 billion representing a 15.1% year to year rise. On the other hand, imports recorded a 17.2% year to year rise to culminate to TND27.69 billion.
The export to imports ratio decreased by 1.3 points year to year to reach 70.7%.
The most important deficits were recorded with China (TND2.49 billion), Italy (TND1.36 billion), Algeria (TND1.34 billion), Turkey (TND1.15 billion) and Russia (TND700 billion).