Exports of the mining, phosphates and derivatives sector fell in volume by around 20.8% at the end of January 2018. As against 107 MD in the same period last year, the exports of this important provider of currencies for Tunisia did not exceed 80.1 MD.
The same extraction sector recorded a 3.4% increase in imports to 89.2 MD at the end of January 2018, compared with 61 MD in the same period of 2017.
Because of the uninterrupted strikes, the country that was one of the largest exporters of phosphate became an importer.
In the energy sector, it saw a 261.2% increase in its exports which went from 62.7 MD to 234 MD last January.
This did not prevent this sector from increasing its imports by 46.4%, from 371.9 MD to 587.7 MD.