Tunisia's trade deficit increased to TNT 1568.3 million in January of 2019 from TNT 1211.7 million in the same month of the previous year. Imports surged 24 percent to TNT 5383.8 million, boosted by higher purchases of capital goods (38.8%); energy products (26.6%), namely natural gas (62.1%) and refined petroleum products (14%). Among main import partners, imports rose from the EU (14.2%), primarily Italy (50.2%) and France (6.1%). Meantime, exports rose at a slower 21.9 percent to TNT 3815.5 million, mainly led by shipments of mining products, phosphates & derivatives (74%); other manufactured products (46.6%); mechanical & electrical products (29.6%); energy & lubricants (18%) and textiles, clothing & leather (16.3%). Among major export partners, sales grew to the EU (24.3 percent), mostly Italy (48.2%), Germany (28%) and France (20.4%). Balance of Trade in Tunisia averaged -567.41 TNT Million from 1993 until 2019, reaching an all time high of -40.30 TNT Million in March of 2007 and a record low of -2213.90 TNT Million in August of 2018.

Balance of Trade in Tunisia is expected to be -1874.00 TNT Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Tunisia to stand at -1849.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Tunisia Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -1852.00 TNT Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-11-12 10:00 AM Balance of Trade TNT-1802.3M TNT-2022.7M TNT -1328.3M
2018-12-11 10:00 AM Balance of Trade TNT-1344.5M TNT-1802.3M TNT -1467.3M
2019-01-10 12:10 PM Balance of Trade TNT-1719.2M TNT-1344.5M
2019-02-14 10:30 AM Balance of Trade TNT-1568.3M TNT-1719.2M
2019-03-08 10:25 AM Balance of Trade TNT-1568.3M
2019-04-10 08:40 AM Balance of Trade
2019-05-10 12:00 PM Balance of Trade


Tunisia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -1568.30 -1719.20 -40.30 -2213.90 TNT Million [+]
Current Account -3004.30 -2967.50 327.10 -3067.00 TND Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -11.20 -10.40 0.90 -11.60 percent [+]
Imports 5383.80 5582.50 5582.50 453.80 TNT Million [+]
Exports 3815.50 3863.30 3888.10 239.60 TNT Million [+]
Capital Flows 3830.50 2959.00 3830.50 -1148.30 TND Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 4525.70 4201.80 7049.00 3203.80 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 6.80 6.80 6.84 6.74 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 99.60 102.80 110.10 86.40 Index Points [+]
Terrorism Index 4.09 4.62 4.96 0.92 [+]
Crude Oil Production 39.00 39.00 95.00 22.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 513.60 559.20 3361.30 0.00 TND Million [+]
External Debt 92989.00 86894.50 92989.00 29166.90 TNT Million [+]

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Tunisia Balance of Trade

Tunisia is a net exporter of textiles, agricultural products (olive oil, citrus, vegetables), phosphates and chemicals. The country also sends abroad mechanical and electrical goods and hydrocarbons. Tunisia imports mostly machinery and equipment, chemicals, fuel and food. The European Union is Tunisia’s major market: approximately 80 percent of Tunisia’s exports go to the EU, and 60 per cent of imports originate from France, Italy, Germany and Spain. This page provides - Tunisia Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Tunisia Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1568.30 -1719.20 -40.30 -2213.90 1993 - 2019 TNT Million Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 1369.00 Dec/18
Australia 3681.00 Dec/18
Brazil 2190.00 Jan/19
Canada -2060.10 Nov/18
China 391.60 Jan/19
Euro Area 16990.70 Dec/18
France -4653.00 Dec/18
Germany 13900.00 Dec/18
India -14730.00 Jan/19
Indonesia -1159.50 Jan/19
Italy 3658.00 Dec/18
Japan -1415.36 Jan/19
Mexico 1836.32 Dec/18
Netherlands 3572.00 Dec/18
Russia 18856.00 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 184673.00 Sep/18
Singapore 2415.21 Jan/19
South Africa 17167.41 Dec/18
South Korea 1336.00 Jan/19
Spain -2568800.00 Nov/18
Switzerland 1388.18 Jan/19
Turkey -2674.41 Dec/18
United Kingdom -3229.00 Dec/18
United States -49313.00 Nov/18


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