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 (2021): France, Italy, and Germany
Top 3 Exported Goods (2021): Electrical Machinery, Apparel: Non Knit, and Oil & Mineral Fuels

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

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

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $154,324,417,747 (2022)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 2.522% (2022)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $12,490 (2022)
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GDP Country Rank 84/197 (2022)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 8.306% (2022)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $41,607,768,860 (2021)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 60.7% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) -3.689% (1989)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 14.417% (2021)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($2,780,959,992) (2021)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 4,247,339 (2022)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 13.924% (2021)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 34.187% (2021)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 51.889% (2021)
Unemployment Rate 16.124% (2022)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $27,628,736,545 (2022)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $22,487,303,842 (2022)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 96.897% (2022)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $713,365,124 (2022)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $2,799,281,914 (2021)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

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


  1. The World Bank