Trade in goods with USA SITC (Standard International Trade Classification)
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Tunisia trade flows with USA by SITC*) product sections during 2020/3 - 2020/7

*) Standard International Trade Classification (classification system is maintained by the United Nations)


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USA's foreign trade with Tunisia, exports to Tunisia and imports from Tunisia in Juli 2020


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In Juli Tunisia was USA's 82. largest foreign trade partner. Decrease from the previous month was 6 places. Amounting trade to worth of $98 million was 36.9 per cent bigger than in Juli of the previous year. In Juli the trade balance with Tunisia was $10 million in deficit for United States of America.

The value of imports from Tunisia was 33.9 per cent higher than in Juli of the previous year, thus amounting to $54 million. Major product categories of imports from Tunisia were Sitc421 (fixed vegetable fats and oils, *soft*, crude, refined or fractionated), representing 47.4 percent of imports, Sitc772 (electrical apparatus for switching or protecting electrical circuits or for making connections to or in electrical circuits (e.g., switches, relays, fuses, lightning arresters, voltage limiters, surge suppressors, plugs and sockets, lamp-holders and) 5.9 % and Sitc931 (special transactions and commodities not classified according to kind) 5.3 % of the imports.

The value of exports to Tunisia were 40.7 percent higher than in Juli of the previous year, thus amounting to $44 million. The largest product groups of exports were: Sitc222 (oil-seeds and oleaginous fruits of a kind used for the extraction of *soft* fixed vegetable oils (excluding flours and meals)), which represented a share of 52.1 per cent of total exports, Sitc891 (arms and ammunition) 10.2 % and Sitc874 (measuring, checking, analysing and controlling instruments and apparatus, n.e.s.) 4.9 % of the exports.

Development during January-Juli 2020

During January-Juli 2020, the value of trade in goods between countries was lower than the corresponding period in the previous year. The value of the trade was $544 million, a decrease of 4.2 %. During January-Juli the value of imports was $340 million. The export value was $204 million. Compared to the corresponding period in 2019, the value of imports during this period increased by 17.4 %. The largest value in imports was in Sitc421 (fixed vegetable fats and oils, *soft*, crude, refined or fractionated), worth $171 million. In export the largest value had Sitc222 (oil-seeds and oleaginous fruits of a kind used for the extraction of *soft* fixed vegetable oils (excluding flours and meals)), worth being $46 million. The value of exports during this period decreased by 26.8 %. From USA's point of view, the trade balance between the countries in January-Juli remained in deficit. The trade deficit was $137 million. The trade deficit continued to widen compared to the corresponding period in 2019. At that time, the deficit was $11 million.


Table: USA's export to Tunisia (TN) during 2020/3 - 2020/7

2020 / 32020 / 42020 / 52020 / 62020 / 7
million $%million $%million $%million $%million $%
0. Food and live animals 0,6 2.0 4,9 26.8 18,2 50.8 5,1 30.3 0,2 0.4
04. Cereals and cereal preparations 0,1 0.1 4,6 25.3 17,7 49.4 4,6 27.1 0 0.0
2. Crude materials,inedible,except fuels 2,3 8.9 0,7 3.6 1,4 3.8 1,9 11.3 24,7 56.0
22. Oil seeds,oleaginous fruits 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 23,0 52.1
25. Pulp and waste paper 1,2 4.3 0,4 2.1 0,9 2.3 0,4 2.2 0,5 1.1
26. Textile fibres and their wastes 0,10 3.5 0,3 1.4 0,6 1.5 0,4 2.3 1,3 2.8
29. Crude animal,vegetable materials n.e.s. 0,2 0.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 1,2 6.8 0 0.0
3. Mineral fuels etc 1,3 4.8 0,1 0.0 0,1 0.0 0 0.0 0,1 0.0
33. Petroleum and products 1,3 4.8 0,1 0.0 0,1 0.0 0 0.0 0,1 0.0
4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats 0 0.0 0 0.0 4,1 11.2 0,1 0.1 0,1 0.2
42. Fixed vegetable fats and oils 0 0.0 0 0.0 4,1 11.2 0 0.0 0,1 0.2
5. Chemicals and related products,n.e.s. 6,0 23.0 2,4 12.9 2,3 6.2 3,4 20.0 3,6 8.0
54. Medicinal and pharmaceutical products 0,6 2.1 0,2 0.6 0,3 0.7 0,6 3.3 0,1 0.1
57. Plastics in primary forms 4,2 16.0 1,10 10.8 1,7 4.6 2,6 15.4 2,9 6.5
58. Plastics in non-primary forms 0,6 2.0 0,1 0.4 0,1 0.2 0,1 0.4 0,1 0.1
6. Basic manufactures 1,4 5.3 1,8 9.6 1,6 4.3 1,7 10.1 2,7 5.9
64. Paper,paperboard and articles thereof 0,6 2.3 0,8 4.4 0,9 2.4 0,5 2.6 0,5 0.9
65. Textile yarn,fabrics,made up articles,etc. 0,2 0.5 0,1 0.4 0,1 0.2 0,4 2.3 0,8 1.7
67. Iron and steel 0,1 0.2 0,6 2.9 0,2 0.4 0,2 0.8 0,2 0.3
69. Manufactures of metals,n.e.s. 0,2 0.8 0,3 1.3 0,3 0.7 0,2 1.1 1,3 2.8
7. Machinery,transport equipment 5,10 22.9 7,3 40.2 4,5 12.4 3,2 18.7 3,4 7.5
71. Power generating machinery and equipment 2,2 8.1 0,6 2.9 0,1 0.2 0,1 0.2 0,4 0.8
72. Machinery for specialized industries 0,4 1.2 0,9 4.7 0,1 0.2 0,2 1.1 0,4 0.8
73. Metal working machinery 0,1 0.1 0,6 2.9 0,1 0.0 0,1 0.5 0,3 0.6
74. General industrial machinery n.e.s. 0,8 2.9 2,6 14.0 1,1 3.0 0,7 3.9 0,7 1.4
75. Office machines and adp machines 0,2 0.5 0,1 0.1 0,1 0.1 0,1 0.3 1,0 2.2
76. Telecommunications and sound recording equipment 0,4 1.5 0,1 0.1 1,3 3.5 1,2 6.8 0,2 0.3
77. Electric machinery,n.e.s.and parts 0,8 2.7 0,4 2.2 0,3 0.6 0,6 3.4 0,3 0.5
78. Road vehicles 0,10 3.5 0,1 0.3 0,9 2.3 0,1 0.0 0,2 0.4
79. Other transport equipment 0,6 2.2 2,4 13.1 0,9 2.4 0,5 2.6 0,3 0.6
8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,10 26.7 0,9 4.9 3,0 8.3 1,1 6.5 9,1 20.5
87. Instruments and apparates n.e.s. 0,7 2.7 0,5 2.5 1,7 4.6 0,9 5.2 4,3 9.7
89. Miscellaneous manufactured articles,n.e.s. 5,9 22.7 0,3 1.3 1,2 3.2 0,2 1.1 4,7 10.6
9. Goods not classified elsewhere 1,7 6.4 0,4 1.9 1,1 2.9 0,6 3.1 0,7 1.4
93. Special transactions and commodities not classified 1,4 5.3 0,2 0.8 0,7 1.8 0,4 2.0 0,2 0.3
0-9. All groups combined 25,9 100.0 17,10 100.0 35,7 100.0 16,7 100.0 44,1 100.0

Source: US Census Bureau

Table: Import from Tunisia (TN) to USA during 2020/3 - 2020/7

2020 / 32020 / 42020 / 52020 / 62020 / 7
million $%million $%million $%million $%million $%
0. Food and live animals 2,7 4.7 1,8 4.2 1,10 4.3 1,7 2.7 1,5 2.6
03. Fish and fish preparations 0,6 1.0 0,2 0.3 0,1 0.1 0,1 0.1 0 0.0
05. Vegetables and fruit 1,9 3.2 1,3 2.9 1,3 2.9 1,1 1.8 1,1 1.9
4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats 25,6 44.8 23,5 55.8 27,7 62.1 41,9 70.6 25,7 47.4
42. Fixed vegetable fats and oils 25,6 44.8 23,5 55.8 27,7 62.1 41,9 70.6 25,7 47.4
5. Chemicals and related products,n.e.s. 0,7 1.1 0,5 1.1 0,10 2.0 0,4 0.6 0,5 0.8
52. Inorganic chemicals 0,4 0.7 0,4 0.9 0,7 1.4 0,1 0.1 0,2 0.3
6. Basic manufactures 3,0 5.2 2,5 5.7 1,3 2.7 0,8 1.3 3,2 5.8
65. Textile yarn,fabrics,made up articles,etc. 1,2 2.1 0,2 0.4 0,5 1.1 0,3 0.4 0,6 1.0
66. Non-metallic mineral manufactures,n.e.s. 0,1 0.1 1,3 3.0 0,2 0.4 0,2 0.2 1,4 2.6
69. Manufactures of metals,n.e.s. 1,3 2.3 0,8 1.7 0,3 0.7 0,4 0.5 0,9 1.6
7. Machinery,transport equipment 11,8 20.6 8,6 20.3 6,7 15.0 7,6 12.8 10,8 19.8
71. Power generating machinery and equipment 3,9 6.7 3,4 8.0 1,2 2.6 0,9 1.5 3,2 5.7
74. General industrial machinery n.e.s. 0,7 1.2 1,2 2.7 0,5 0.9 0,3 0.5 0,9 1.5
76. Telecommunications and sound recording equipment 1,3 2.1 0,5 1.1 1,3 2.9 1,5 2.5 1,2 2.0
77. Electric machinery,n.e.s.and parts 5,4 9.4 3,3 7.7 3,4 7.5 4,4 7.3 5,3 9.8
8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11,2 19.6 4,8 11.2 5,6 12.4 6,4 10.7 8,10 16.5
82. Furniture and parts thereof 0,6 0.9 0,2 0.4 0,1 0.0 0,1 0.0 0,1 0.1
84. Articles of apparel and clothing accessories 5,9 10.2 2,2 5.1 1,4 3.1 2,10 4.9 5,6 10.2
85. Footwear 0,9 1.5 0,5 1.0 0,3 0.5 0,1 0.1 0,4 0.7
87. Instruments and apparates n.e.s. 1,9 3.3 1,4 3.2 2,4 5.2 1,4 2.2 0,10 1.7
89. Miscellaneous manufactured articles,n.e.s. 1,8 3.0 0,6 1.3 1,5 3.4 1,8 3.0 1,8 3.2
9. Goods not classified elsewhere 2,3 4.0 0,7 1.5 0,6 1.3 0,8 1.3 3,8 6.9
93. Special transactions and commodities not classified 1,4 2.4 0,1 0.0 0,1 0.0 0,1 0.1 2,9 5.3
98. (USA Sitc) Estimate of import items valued under $251 and of other low valued items nonexempt from formal entry 0,10 1.6 0,7 1.5 0,6 1.3 0,8 1.2 0,9 1.6
0-9. All groups combined 57,2 100.0 42,0 100.0 44,6 100.0 59,4 100.0 54,3 100.0

Source: US Census Bureau

Year level (Sitc)

Year 2020 January - Juli (Sitc)

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