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Tunisia

Tunisia ranked No. 101 in total trade value through March with a total of $234.11 million. Exports totaled $111.64 million and Imports totaled $122.47 million, a deficit of $10.83 million.

January – March 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $234.11 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $41,632,775
2Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $26,240,000
3Port of New Orleans $19,088,158
4Port of Houston $13,672,975
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $12,807,903
6Port of Port Arthur, Texas $10,900,778
7Los Angeles International Airport $9,143,984
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $9,027,702
9Port of Baltimore, Md. $8,617,412
10Chicago O’Hare International Airport $6,910,880

U.S. trade with Tunisia rose to $234.11 million through March

Tunisia’s trade with the United States rose to $234.11 million through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 20.63 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Tunisia’s exports increased 2.41 percent while imports fell 34.13 percent. The U.S. deficit with Tunisia was $10.83 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 New Orleans; 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 Newark No. 2 Port of Wilmington, Dela. No. 3 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 48.46 percent of Tunisia’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark fell 27.12 percent to $41.63 million.
    Exports fell 81.87 percent to $319,149. Imports fell 25.38 percent to $41.31 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 0.93 percent to $26.24 million.
    Exports fell 0.93 percent to $26.24 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New Orleans rose 161.1 percent to $19.09 million.
    Exports rose 198.41 percent to $16.29 million. Imports rose 51.21 percent to $2.8 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Houston fell 5.18 percent to $13.67 million.
    Exports fell 16.45 percent to $9.01 million. Imports rose 28.25 percent to $4.66 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 22.09 percent to $12.81 million.
    Exports fell 6.05 percent to $1.6 million. Imports rose 27.55 percent to $11.21 million.

Tunisia ranked No. 101 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 $1.01 trillion, up 0.65 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 1.42 percent to $408.22 billion; imports climbed 0.13 percent to $598.47 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 $190.25 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $195.16 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Tunisia by value through March were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Soybeans; Petroleum products; Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade; and Polymers of vinyl chloride, respectively. They accounted for 50.51 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 Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit –– accounted for 41.19 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 98.38 percent compared to last year to $26.25 million.
  • Soybeans fell 71.3 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.
  • Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade rose 27.45 percent compared to last year to $5.83 million.
  • Polymers of vinyl chloride fell 10.05 percent compared to last year to $5.43 million.

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

  • Olive oil fell 51.43 percent compared to last year to $27.35 million.
  • Electrical supplies, apparatus, less than 1000V rose 44.5 percent compared to last year to $7.18 million.
  • Avocados, dates, figs, pineapples, etc. rose 17.57 percent compared to last year to $6.68 million.
  • Engine parts fell 11.85 percent compared to last year to $4.77 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit rose 3.78 percent compared to last year to $4.47 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.