Tunisia BecomesNet Oil Importer
Tunisian EconomyMinister Sadok Rabeh announced on 16 March that the country's oil importsexceeded its oil exports during 1993, the first time in 20 years that Tunisiahas reported a deficit in its oil account. Government statistics show that in1993 Tunisia registered a deficit of TD22.9mn ($23mn), compared with a surplusof TD141.3mn ($142mn) in 1992. Tunisia's average oil output for 1993 was 96,000b/d (4.8mn tons). During that...