Tunisia

Tunisia ranked No. 96 in total trade value through April with a total of $290.03 million. Exports totaled $107.58 million and Imports totaled $182.45 million, a deficit of $74.87 million.

U.S. trade with Tunisia rose to $230.11 million through March

Tunisia’s trade with the United States rose to $230.11 million through the first three months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 1.71 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Tunisia decreased 19.71 percent while U.S. imports from Tunisia rose 14.7 percent. The U.S. deficit with Tunisia was $50.84 million.

Through March, 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 Virginia; and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. During the same period the previous year, the top five 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 Houston and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 53.26 percent of Tunisia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark rose 34.18 percent to $55.86 million.
    Exports rose 1624.78 percent to $5.5 million. Imports rose 21.89 percent to $50.36 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 12.68 percent to $22.91 million.
    Exports fell 12.68 percent to $22.91 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston rose 33.1 percent to $18.2 million.
    Exports rose 21.57 percent to $10.96 million. Imports rose 55.42 percent to $7.24 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Virginia rose 174.84 percent to $14.5 million.
    Exports rose 164.79 percent to $9.97 million. Imports rose 199.91 percent to $4.53 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 22.73 percent to $11.08 million.
    Exports fell 28.97 percent to $5.09 million. Imports rose 221.32 percent to $5.99 million.

Tunisia ranked No. 95 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 101.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $964.77 billion, down 4.16 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 3.07 percent to $395.69 billion; imports dropped 4.91 percent to $569.09 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 $173.4 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $190.25 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Tunisia by value through March were the categories of Soybeans; Plastics; Polymers of vinyl chloride; Aircraft engines, engine parts; and Parts for cellular communications, respectively. They accounted for 45.84 percent of total exports to Tunisia.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Tunisia –– Olive oil; Engine parts; Insulated wire, cable; Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V; and Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit –– accounted for 49.57 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Soybeans rose 112.13 percent compared to last year to $22.91 million.
  • Plastics rose 156.34 percent compared to last year to $6.01 million.
  • Polymers of vinyl chloride fell 16.59 percent compared to last year to $4.53 million.
  • Aircraft engines, engine parts rose 574.05 percent compared to last year to $4.24 million.
  • Parts for cellular communications rose 897.2 percent compared to last year to $3.39 million.

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

  • Olive oil rose 91.76 percent compared to last year to $52.44 million.
  • Engine parts fell 0.7 percent compared to last year to $4.74 million.
  • Insulated wire, cable rose 16.71 percent compared to last year to $4.73 million.
  • Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V fell 45.97 percent compared to last year to $3.88 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit fell 14.1 percent compared to last year to $3.84 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.