TUNIS - Tunisia's current deficit declined to 4.2% of GDP in the first eight months of this year, compared to 5.3% in the same period of 2021, a central bank report said on Friday.

It added that Tunisia's fiscal deficit was 3 billion dinars in the first eight months, versus 4.9 billion in the same period last year.

(Reporting by Tarek Amara; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne) ((tarek.amara@thomsonreuters.com;))