Volume of exports increased by 12.8% at constant prices in Q1 of 2018 (INS) | Tunisia News Gazette

Volume of exports increased by 12.8% at constant prices in Q1 of 2018 (INS)

The volume of Tunisian exports increased by 12.8%, at a constant price, during the first quarter of 2018, while that of imports stagnated (0.1%). In values, exports have evolved by 19.9%, and imports by 21.1%, during the same period, according to the note published Tuesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS ), on Foreign Trade at constant price.

In current values, exports reached 10 182 million dinars (MD) and imports amounted to 13 837 MD, during the first three months of 2018, thus recording an increase of 35.2 % for export and 21.3% for imports, compared with the same period of 2017.

For non-energy external trade, prices increased at export by 19.4% and at import by 23.3%. In the first quarter of the current year, energy prices recorded increases of around 3.3% for exports and 2.7% for imports.

The volume of energy exports increased, until the end of March 2018, by 83.6%. That of agriculture and agri-food industries has evolved by 77.9%, while exports of the mining, phosphate and derivatives sector have decreased in volume by around 30.3%.

As for the volume of energy and lubricant imports, it increased by 33.8%. In contrast, the volume of imports of agriculture and agri-food industries fell by 5.4% and that of mines and phosphates and derivatives decreased by 25.9%.

Source: TAP News Agency

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