Tunisia

Tunisia ranked No. 93 in total trade value through June with a total of $446.17 million. Exports totaled $159.89 million and Imports totaled $286.28 million, a deficit of $126.39 million.

U.S. trade with Tunisia rose to $446.17 million through June

Tunisia’s trade with the United States rose to $446.17 million through the first six months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 10.25 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Tunisia decreased 35.4 percent while U.S. imports from Tunisia rose 14.7 percent. The U.S. deficit with Tunisia was $126.39 million.

Through June, 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 Houston; No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga.; and No. 5 Port of Virginia. During the same period the previous year, the top five 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 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 55.22 percent of Tunisia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark rose 30.28 percent to $113.86 million.
    Exports rose 324.62 percent to $5.8 million. Imports rose 25.6 percent to $108.06 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 61.75 percent to $42.44 million.
    Exports rose 61.75 percent to $42.44 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston fell 4.85 percent to $33.38 million.
    Exports fell 29.13 percent to $18.57 million. Imports rose 66.82 percent to $14.81 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 53.58 percent to $28.64 million.
    Exports fell 40.01 percent to $8.48 million. Imports rose 346.84 percent to $20.16 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Virginia fell 50.16 percent to $28.07 million.
    Exports fell 69.41 percent to $16.21 million. Imports rose 257.22 percent to $11.85 million.

Tunisia ranked No. 93 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 99.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.77 trillion, down 57.4 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 58.23 percent to $687.16 billion; imports dropped 56.85 percent to $1.08 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Canada; Mexico; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $391.01 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $853.23 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Tunisia by value through June were the categories of Corn; Soybeans; Plastics; Polymers of vinyl chloride; and Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade, respectively. They accounted for 42.78 percent of total exports to Tunisia.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Tunisia –– Olive oil; Insulated wire, cable; Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc.; Engine parts; and Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V –– accounted for 60.75 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Corn totaled $24.07 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Soybeans rose 1.84 percent compared to last year to $22.91 million.
  • Plastics rose 35.79 percent compared to last year to $9.69 million.
  • Polymers of vinyl chloride fell 40.22 percent compared to last year to $6.9 million.
  • Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade fell 52.39 percent compared to last year to $4.83 million.

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

  • Olive oil rose 154.45 percent compared to last year to $145.25 million.
  • Insulated wire, cable fell 18.15 percent compared to last year to $7.69 million.
  • Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc. fell 52.16 percent compared to last year to $7.14 million.
  • Engine parts fell 37.83 percent compared to last year to $7.08 million.
  • Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V fell 47.49 percent compared to last year to $6.77 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Tunisia recorded $930.64 million in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Tunisia were $ 461.07 million and imports from Tunisia were $469.56 million. The U.S. deficit with Tunisia was $8.49 million.