TUNIS, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Tunisia's budget deficit dropped, during the first seven months of the current year, to two billion dinars (0.72 billion U.S. dollars) against 3.2 billion dinars (1.15 billion U.S. dollars) at the end of July 2017, said the Tunisian Ministry of Finance on Tuesday.
The forecast of the finance law for 2018 provides a budget deficit of about 5.2 billion dinars, or 4.9 percent of the country's GDP, the ministry said.
The fall in the budget deficit is mainly attributed to the increased tax revenues. Non-tax revenue also grew by 150 percent in the first seven months of this year compared to the same period of 2017. Enditem