Trade: export down 3.3%, import up 5.8% (Q1 2017) | Tunisia News Gazette

Trade: export down 3.3%, import up 5.8% (Q1 2017)

Exports fell by 3.3% (constant prices) in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, against an increase in imports of 5.8%, according to a note published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

On the level of prices, exports increased by 11.1%, and imports by 13.7%. In current values, exports amounted to 7,532.6 million dinars (MD), up 7.4%, while imports reached 11, 411.5 MD, marking a much higher increase of 20.3 %.

Excluding energy, prices rose at export by 10.1% and imports by 9.7%. Indeed, from January to March 2017, energy prices recorded increases of about 19.6% in exports and 52.2% in imports.

A sectoral analysis reveals a decline in exports in volume recorded in energy (-52.3%) and mining, phosphates and derivatives (-24.7%). Besides, the mechanical and electrical industry posted a growth in volume by 4.4%.

As regards imports, the evolution in terms of volume is marked by an increase in the mining, phosphates and derivatives (+ 21.5%), textiles, clothing and leather (+ 5.5%), agriculture and agri-food industries (+ 14.8%).

Source: TAP News Agency

الجراح التجميلي الدكتور جورج بيطار، الحائز على الجوائز وعلى شهادة البورد الأميركي سيتحدث في مؤتمر
Speaker of House of People's Representatives (HPR) Mohamed Ennaceur said that efforts were exerted to
The progress rate of the programme of fight against climatic changes for the 2017/2018 winter
بودابست، المجر، 20 فبراير / شباط 2018 /PRNewswire/ — افتتحت مؤخرًا في عيادة إمبلانت سنتر
Three individuals were arrested by the Tebourba National Guard Units over suspected ties with terrorist