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Tunisia

Tunisia ranked No. 91 in total trade value through October with a total of $1.04 billion. Exports totaled $467.25 million and Imports totaled $577.11 million, a deficit of $109.86 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $1.04 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $175,561,807
2Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $82,973,660
3Port of New Orleans $76,133,339
4Port of Wilmington, Dela. $58,740,041
5Port of Virginia $57,094,683
6Port of Houston $56,937,803
7Port of Baltimore, Md. $41,395,950
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $38,877,395
9John F. Kennedy International Airport $36,123,954
10Port of Chester, Penn. $30,877,670

U.S. trade with Tunisia rose to $1.04 billion through October

Tunisia’s trade with the United States rose to $1.04 billion through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 23.93 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Tunisia’s exports increased 3.49 percent while imports rose 47.53 percent. The U.S. deficit with Tunisia was $109.86 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish; No. 3 Port of New Orleans; No. 4 Port of Wilmington, Dela.; and No. 5 Port of Virginia. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Houston No. 2 Port of Newark No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of New Orleans. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 43.14 percent of Tunisia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark rose 104.8 percent to $175.56 million.
    Exports rose 63.68 percent to $6.66 million. Imports rose 106.85 percent to $168.9 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 182.89 percent to $82.97 million.
    Exports rose 469.62 percent to $82.97 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New Orleans rose 51.33 percent to $76.13 million.
    Exports rose 51.7 percent to $49.82 million. Imports rose 50.63 percent to $26.32 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Wilmington, Dela. totaled $58.74 million.
    Exports totaled $962,220. Imports totaled $57.78 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Virginia rose 1.51 percent to $57.09 million.
    Exports fell 0.91 percent to $52.87 million. Imports rose 46.05 percent to $4.23 million.

Tunisia ranked No. 91 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 95.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.51 trillion, up 9.44 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 8.95 percent to $1.39 trillion; imports climbed 9.77 percent to $2.12 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are China; Canada; Mexico; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $732.48 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $657.79 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Tunisia by value through October were the categories of Soybeans; Corn; Polymers of vinyl chloride; Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade; and Petroleum products, respectively. They accounted for 51.45 percent of total exports to Tunisia.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Tunisia –– Olive oil; Oil; Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc.; Gasoline, other fuels; and Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V –– accounted for 56.1 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Tunisia:

  • Soybeans rose 90.18 percent compared to last year to $117.22 million.
  • Corn rose 2010.74 percent compared to last year to $68.76 million.
  • Polymers of vinyl chloride rose 42.39 percent compared to last year to $24.25 million.
  • Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade rose 11.2 percent compared to last year to $16.59 million.
  • Petroleum products rose 44.44 percent compared to last year to $13.57 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Tunisia:

  • Olive oil rose 201.12 percent compared to last year to $167.87 million.
  • Oil rose 77.97 percent compared to last year to $87.92 million.
  • Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc. rose 115.28 percent compared to last year to $29.53 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 60.8 percent compared to last year to $19.48 million.
  • Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V fell 0.98 percent compared to last year to $18.95 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Tunisia recorded $1.01 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; New Orleans; Houston; Atlanta/Savannah; and Baltimore. Total U.S. exports to Tunisia were $ 551.25 million and imports from Tunisia were $462.29 million. The U.S. surplus with Tunisia was $88.96 million.