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Tunisia

Tunisia ranked No. 100 in total trade value through August with a total of $625.77 million. Exports totaled $300.32 million and Imports totaled $325.45 million, a deficit of $25.13 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $625.77 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $108,511,272
2Port of Virginia $65,214,337
3Port of Houston $47,243,969
4Port of New Orleans $34,125,697
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $31,423,801
6Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $26,240,000
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $25,370,866
8Port of Port Arthur, Texas $24,190,962
9Los Angeles International Airport $21,759,403
10Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C., Va. $19,724,503

U.S. trade with Tunisia rose to $625.77 million through August

Tunisia’s trade with the United States rose to $625.77 million through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 28 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Tunisia decreased 17.81 percent while U.S. imports from Tunisia fell 35.4 percent. The U.S. deficit with Tunisia was $25.13 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Port of Virginia; No. 3 Port of Houston; No. 4 Port of New Orleans; and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Newark No. 2 Port of New Orleans No. 3 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish No. 4 Port of Wilmington, Dela. and No. 5 Port of Houston. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 45.79 percent of Tunisia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark fell 28.47 percent to $108.51 million.
    Exports fell 76.76 percent to $1.48 million. Imports fell 26.36 percent to $107.03 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Virginia rose 44.82 percent to $65.21 million.
    Exports rose 44.31 percent to $60.91 million. Imports rose 52.39 percent to $4.31 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston fell 2.54 percent to $47.24 million.
    Exports fell 10.39 percent to $34.72 million. Imports rose 28.73 percent to $12.52 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New Orleans fell 52.15 percent to $34.13 million.
    Exports fell 43.64 percent to $26.12 million. Imports fell 67.94 percent to $8 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 12.98 percent to $31.42 million.
    Exports fell 12.22 percent to $3.94 million. Imports rose 17.84 percent to $27.48 million.

Tunisia ranked No. 100 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 90.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.77 trillion, down 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $1.1 trillion; imports dropped 0.07 percent to $1.67 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $575.47 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $568.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Tunisia by value through August were the categories of Nonelectric rail locomotives, tenders; Gasoline, other fuels; Soybeans; Civilian aircraft, parts; and Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade, respectively. They accounted for 36.64 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.; Engine parts; and Insulated wire, cable –– accounted for 40.55 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Nonelectric rail locomotives, tenders totaled $34.06 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 97.22 percent compared to last year to $26.26 million.
  • Soybeans fell 75.23 percent compared to last year to $22.5 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 156.9 percent compared to last year to $13.83 million.
  • Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade rose 4.43 percent compared to last year to $13.38 million.

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

  • Olive oil fell 54.82 percent compared to last year to $68.58 million.
  • Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V rose 17.12 percent compared to last year to $17.21 million.
  • Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc. fell 32.78 percent compared to last year to $16.63 million.
  • Engine parts rose 10.38 percent compared to last year to $15.78 million.
  • Insulated wire, cable rose 38.14 percent compared to last year to $13.78 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.