The Tunisian government is working to reduce the trade deficit, which in 2016 amounted to around 5.1 billion euro. This was stated by Minister of Finance, Lamia Zribi, in an interview. “The members of the government are currently working to find a solution to this problem. We import too many unnecessary products, but we must not forget that we have trade agreements with several countries” Zribi said.

Tunisia finished the year 2016 with a trade deficit of over 250 million euro less than in 2015 and about 500 million euro more than in 2014. Exports amounted to 11.8 billion euro, an increase of 5.6% compared to last year’s 11.2 billion euro. Imports also increased by 5.3 percentage points, from 16.1 billion euro in 2015 16.9 billion was EUR in the year that just ended.


Source: medNews