The results of Tunisia’s external trade at current prices during the ten months of the current year show that exports have risen by 18.2% against 2.9% during the same period of last year (17.4% in the nine months of 2017).
In value, exports reached the level of 27.640 billion dinars against 23.387 billion during the same period in 2016.
As for imports, they have maintained a remarkable growth rate, posting an increase of 19.6% against 3.8% during the same period of 2016 (19.2% during the first nine months of 2017).
In values, imports amounted to 40.850 billion dinars against 34.168 billion dinars at the end of October 2016.
Following this development in terms of imports, the trade deficit stood at a level of 13.210 billion dinars against 10.781 billion during the 10 months of 2016 and 12.6 billion for the whole of 2016.
As a result, the coverage rate was down compared to the same period of 2016, reaching 67.7% and 68.4% respectively.