Tunisia's trade gap increased to TNT 2364 million in April of 2019 from TNT 1440 million in the same month a year ago. Imports climbed 31.4% to TNT 6294 million while exports rose at a slower 16.9% to TNT 3930 million. Considering the first four months of 2019, the country's trade deficit widened to TNT 6337 million from TNT 5085 million, as imports advanced 18.7% to TNT 22113 million, boosted by purchases of intermediate goods (11.8%); capital goods (21%) and consumption goods (15.7%). Among main import partners, imports rose from the EU (10.6%), primarily Italy (15.4%) and France (12.6%). Exports grew 16.5% to TNT 15776 million, mainly led by shipments of mining products, phosphates & derivatives (87.7%); energy & lubricants (24.9%); machinery & electrical products (20.5%); textiles, clothing & leather (13.9%) and other manufactured products (28.2%). Among major export partners, sales grew to the EU (17.7%), mostly Germany (28.8%), France (17.8%) and Italy (17.2%). Balance of Trade in Tunisia averaged -577.12 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 -2364 TNT Million in April of 2019.

Balance of Trade in Tunisia is expected to be -1650.00 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 -1900.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Tunisia Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -1850.00 TNT Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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 -894.1M TNT-1568.3M TNT -1400M
2019-04-10 09:00 AM Balance of Trade TNT -1511M TNT -894.1M TNT -1600M
2019-05-13 08:40 AM Balance of Trade TNT -2364M TNT -1511M TNT -1420M
2019-06-10 12:30 PM Balance of Trade TNT -2364M
2019-07-10 11:40 AM Balance of Trade TNT -1650M
2019-08-09 12:40 PM Balance of Trade


Tunisia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -2363.60 -1510.90 -40.30 -2363.60 TNT Million [+]
Current Account -3086.90 -3004.30 327.10 -3086.90 TND Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -11.20 -10.40 0.90 -11.60 percent [+]
Imports 6293.50 5637.90 6293.50 453.80 TNT Million [+]
Exports 3929.90 4127.00 4127.00 239.60 TNT Million [+]
Capital Flows 5447.70 3830.50 5447.70 -1148.30 TND Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 8300.00 5850.00 8300.00 3203.80 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 6.80 6.80 6.84 6.74 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 96.90 100.50 110.10 86.40 Index Points [+]
Terrorism Index 4.09 4.62 4.96 0.92 [+]
Crude Oil Production 37.00 39.00 95.00 22.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 513.60 559.20 3361.30 0.00 TND Million [+]
External Debt 101117.80 92989.00 101117.80 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 May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2363.60 -1510.90 -40.30 -2363.60 1993 - 2019 TNT Million Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 1183.00 Mar/19
Australia 4949.00 Mar/19
Brazil 6060.00 Apr/19
Canada -3211.20 Mar/19
China 138.39 Apr/19
Euro Area 22532.90 Mar/19
France -5324.00 Mar/19
Germany 22683.00 Mar/19
India -15330.00 Apr/19
Indonesia -2501.90 Apr/19
Italy 4625.00 Mar/19
Japan 528.50 Mar/19
Mexico 1429.00 Mar/19
Netherlands 5330.00 Mar/19
Russia 15537.00 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 180059.00 Dec/18
Singapore 2782.79 Apr/19
South Africa 5004.63 Mar/19
South Korea 4120.00 Apr/19
Spain -2352600.00 Mar/19
Switzerland 2494.00 Mar/19
Turkey -2136.73 Mar/19
United Kingdom -5408.00 Mar/19
United States -50000.00 Mar/19


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