Tunisia's trade deficit narrowed to TND 970.5 million in January 2020 from TND 1568.3 million in the same month of the previous year. It was the shortest monthly trade shortfall since February of last year, as imports slumped 14.1% year-on-year to TND 4626.1 million, owing to lower purchases of capital goods (-24.8%); agricultural goods (-22.5%); raw materials (-8.8%) and energy products (-8.9%). Among main import partners, acquisitions declined from the EU (-15.7), primarily France (-20.3%) and Italy (-13.5%). Meantime, exports fell 4.2% to TND 3655.6 million, as sales decreased for energy products (-12.6%) and manufactured products (-12.7%). Among main export partners, shipments went down to the EU (-4.3%), namely Germany (-14.8%) and France (-9.9%).

Balance of Trade in Tunisia averaged -604.33 TND Million from 1993 until 2020, reaching an all time high of -40.30 TND Million in March of 2007 and a record low of -2363.60 TND Million in April of 2019. This page provides - Tunisia Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

Balance of Trade in Tunisia is expected to be -1900.00 TND 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 TND Million in 2021 and -1350.00 TND Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.


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Tunisia Balance of Trade

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-970.50 -1609.40 -40.30 -2363.60 1993 - 2020 TND Million Monthly
Current Prices


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-12-05 04:40 PM Oct TNT -1659M TNT -1984M TNT -1700M
2019-12-10 03:05 PM Nov TNT -1293M TNT -1659M TNT -1500M
2020-01-10 12:45 PM Dec TNT -1609M TNT -1293M TNT -1600M
2020-02-12 03:00 PM Jan TNT -971M TNT -1609M TNT -1800M
2020-03-09 10:25 AM Feb TNT -971M TNT -780M
2020-04-10 09:00 AM Mar TNT -1700M
2020-05-13 08:40 AM Apr
2020-06-12 09:05 AM May


News Stream
Tunisia Posts Smallest Trade Gap in Nearly a Year
Tunisia's trade deficit narrowed to TND 970.5 million in January 2020 from TND 1568.3 million in the same month of the previous year. It was the shortest monthly trade shortfall since February of last year, as imports slumped 14.1% year-on-year to TND 4626.1 million, owing to lower purchases of capital goods (-24.8%); agricultural goods (-22.5%); raw materials (-8.8%) and energy products (-8.9%). Among main import partners, acquisitions declined from the EU (-15.7), primarily France (-20.3%) and Italy (-13.5%). Meantime, exports fell 4.2% to TND 3655.6 million, as sales decreased for energy products (-12.6%) and manufactured products (-12.7%). Among main export partners, shipments went down to the EU (-4.3%), namely Germany (-14.8%) and France (-9.9%).
2020-02-12
Tunisia Trade Gap Widens in May
Tunisia's trade deficit rose to TND 1769 million in May 2019 from TND 1539 million in the same month of the previous year. Imports climbed 11.4% to TND 5583 million while exports grew at a slower 9.8% to TND 3814 million. Year-to-date, the country's trade gap widened to TND 8106 million from TND 6624.5 million, as purchases advanced 17.2% to TND 27,696 million, boosted by imports of energy products (39.9%); mining products, phosphates & derivatives (34.8%); agricultural goods (20.3%) and capital goods (9.2%). Among main import partners, imports rose from the EU (16.9%), primarily Italy (17%) and France (10.8%). Shipments rose 15.1% to 19,590 million, driven by exports of mining products, phosphates & derivatives (44.2%); machinery and electrical products (21.7%); textiles, clothing & leather (14.4%), energy products (13.3%) and other manufactured products (26.3%). Among main export partners, sales rose to the EU (10.9%), mostly Germany (26.9%), France (19.5%) and Italy (16.2%).
2019-06-12
Tunisia Trade Deficit Widens Sharply in April
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%).
2019-05-13

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.