Tunisia’s food trade balance recorded a deficit of 806.9 MD in the first six months of 2021 against 137.1 MD during the same period last year. This is a coverage rate of 75.1% in 2021, against 95.2% in 2020, according to the National Observatory of Agriculture (ONAGRI). In terms of value, food exports dropped by 10.2% while imports increased by 13.8%.
The deficit of the country's overall trade balance at the end of June 2021 showed a rise of 14.1% with (-7,536.4 MD) in 2021 against (-6,602.9 MD) in 2020. The total imports went from 24,795.6 MD in 2020 to 30,362.0 MD in 2021, an increase of 22.4%, against 25.5% for exports, which went from 18,192.7 MD to 2,825.6 MD, according to ONAGRI.
[ 1 MD = €0.30 ]