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Tunisia's textile and clothing imports rise, exports fall
Nov '11
Tunisia's textile and clothing imports and exports moved in opposite directions during the month of October this year, compared to October 2010.

While imports for the month surged by 5.97 percent as compared to same month last year, there was a 3.45 percent year-on-year drop in exports.

In October 2011, imports reflected a positive trend and grew by 4.36 percent in terms of volume and 5.97 percent in terms of value amounting to 359 million Tunisian dinars (MTD), according to the Economic Letter of the Technical Textile Centre (CETTEX).

The data published for the month indicated a 3.45 percent year-on-year fall in export value which summed up to 440 MTD. Segment-wise, textile exports for the period depicted a slight negative fall of 0.45 percent, while clothing exports dropped by around 3.95 percent, compared to the figures of October 2010.

Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain and Belgium were the major importers of textile and clothing items from Tunisia during the January to October period this year. Tunisia mainly imported its textile and clothing requirements from Turkey, China, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Italy, France and Spain.

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