The energy trade balance deficit stood at 1,353 million dinars until end April 2021, down 29% (taking into account the royalty of transited, exported gas). This is what emerges from the document on the energy situation published by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines.
The deficit has improved thanks to the increase in exports of energy products in value of 96% (to 960 MD), against a slight decrease in imports in value by 3%, to 2,314 MD.
Besides the traded quantities, trade in the energy sector are very sensitive to two other factors namely, the dollar / dinar and exchange rate and the Brent price.
Regarding the exchange rate, the Tunisian Dinar is still appreciating against the U.S. dollar, the main exchange currency of energy products compared to the same period last year.
As for the price of Brent crude oil, it recorded an increase of $ 19.5 / bbl (barrel), or $ 61.8 / bbl at the end of April 2021, against $ 42.3 / bbl at the end of April 2020.
Source: TAP News Agency