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Tunisia

Tunisia ranked No. 102 in total trade value through February with a total of $145.17 million. Exports totaled $62.25 million and Imports totaled $82.92 million, a deficit of $20.67 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $145.17 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $28,709,232
2Port of New Orleans $16,159,047
3Port of Port Arthur, Texas $10,900,778
4Port of Houston $8,728,159
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $8,506,157
6Port of Baltimore, Md. $7,953,130
7Los Angeles International Airport $5,199,113
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $4,846,418
9Trenton/Mercer County Airport, N.J. $4,194,187
10Port of Charleston $4,171,378

U.S. trade with Tunisia rose to $145.17 million through February

Tunisia’s trade with the United States rose to $145.17 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 29.25 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Tunisia’s exports decreased 18.25 percent while imports fell 35.74 percent. The U.S. deficit with Tunisia was $20.67 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Port of New Orleans; No. 3 Port of Port Arthur, Texas; No. 4 Port of Houston; and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Wilmington, Dela. No. 2 Port of Newark No. 3 Port of Virginia No. 4 Port of Lake Charles, La. and No. 5 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 50.29 percent of Tunisia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark fell 17.56 percent to $28.71 million.
    Exports fell 78.32 percent to $269,726. Imports fell 15.3 percent to $28.44 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of New Orleans rose 189.94 percent to $16.16 million.
    Exports rose 221.36 percent to $14.51 million. Imports rose 55.65 percent to $1.64 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Port Arthur, Texas totaled $10.9 million.
    Exports totaled $10.9 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Houston fell 2.51 percent to $8.73 million.
    Exports fell 17.41 percent to $5.39 million. Imports rose 37.51 percent to $3.34 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 17.43 percent to $8.51 million.
    Exports fell 22.32 percent to $569,341. Imports rose 21.9 percent to $7.94 million.

Tunisia ranked No. 102 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 87.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Tunisia by value through February were the categories of Soybeans; Petroleum products; Carbonates; Military weapons, excluding pistols; and Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts, respectively. They accounted for 50.55 percent of total exports to Tunisia.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Tunisia –– Olive oil; Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V; Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc.; Insulated wire, cable; and Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit –– accounted for 45.95 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Soybeans fell 55.01 percent compared to last year to $10.8 million.
  • Petroleum products totaled $8.07 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Carbonates totaled $4.9 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Military weapons, excluding pistols rose 449.02 percent compared to last year to $4.21 million.
  • Bombs, grenades, cartridges, parts rose 452.02 percent compared to last year to $3.49 million.

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

  • Olive oil fell 22.39 percent compared to last year to $23.17 million.
  • Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V rose 53 percent compared to last year to $5.17 million.
  • Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc. rose 20.94 percent compared to last year to $4.32 million.
  • Insulated wire, cable rose 34.63 percent compared to last year to $2.76 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit fell 11.05 percent compared to last year to $2.69 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.