Turkish trade with Tunisia must be balanced: Minister
TUNIS - Anadolu Agency
Tunisia makes $200 million of the $1.1 billion trade between Turkey and Tunisia, while Turkey makes $900 million, but this imbalance can be fixed by raising the total, Turkey’s Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said late on Dec. 27.
On the imbalance in trade between the two countries, he stressed that a reasonable solution is raising both countries’ exports.
“We want Turkish and Tunisian businesspeople to establish real partnerships. The trade balance between the two countries must be ensured,” said Zied Ladhari, Tunisia’s minister of development, investment and international cooperation.
We will support all investments from Turkey, Ladhari stated.
Turkey’s exports to Tunisia were $720.7 million in the first 10 months of 2017 and $910.6 million in 2016, while the country’s imports from Tunisia were $163.5 million in January-October and $214.3 million in 2016, according to Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) data.