Tunisia: Economy

Economic Trivia

Tunisia is ranked as the most competitive economy in Africa.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2015): France, Italy, and Germany
Top 3 Exported Goods (2015): Electrical Machinery, Apparel: Non Knit, and Fats & Oils

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Petroleum; Mining (Phosphate and Iron Ore); Tourism; Textiles

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $126,598,208,594 (2015)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 0.8% (2015)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $11,397 (2015)
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GDP Country Rank 75/193 (2015)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 4.857% (2015)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $26,404,635,000 (2014)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 59.9% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) -3.689% (1989)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 16.668% (2014)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($4,301,706,746) (2014)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 4,023,313 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 14.8% (2014)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 33.5% (2014)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 51.5% (2014)
Unemployment Rate 13.3% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $26,920,539,554 (2014)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $21,692,584,084 (2014)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 85.54% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $1,001,717,959 (2015)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $4,555,288,851 (2014)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Tunisia’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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