For the first five months of 2017 Tunisia’s exports of the textile and clothing industries sector rose 11 per cent. The same applies to the leather and footwear industries, whose exports increased by 8.2 per cent. Similarly, exports from the miscellaneous industries sector grew by 13.1 per cent.
Tunisia’s exports from the industrial sector grew 12.4 per cent compared to the first five months of 2016. Industrial sector imports for the first five months of 2017 were up 16.3 per cent. The increase in exports was mainly due to the mechanical and electrical industries, whose exports increased 20.3 per cent. Similarly exports from the agri-food sector grew by 5.5 per cent.
Industrial imports increased for all sectors. These increases range from 7.7 per cent for the leather and footwear industries to 63.2 per cent for the agri-food industry. The top export destinations of Tunisia are France, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States. The top import origins are France, Italy, China, Algeria and Germany.
Top exports of Tunisia are insulated wire, pure olive oil, non-knit men’s suits, crude petroleum and non-knit women’s suits. Top imports are petroleum gas, refined petroleum, cars, wheat and low voltage protection equipment.