Tunisia : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook


$23.62 billion (2011 est.)
$21.01 billion (2010 est.)


$17.73 billion (2011 est.)
$16.43 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

3.5% (2011 est.)
4.4% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

18% (2011 est.)
13% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$9,600 (2011 est.)
$9,800 (2010 est.)
$9,600 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

3.4% (2010 est.)
3% (2009 est.)
4.6% (2008 est.)

Internet users

3.5 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

11.114 million (2009)

Population growth rate

0.964% (2012 est.)


10,732,900 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

Rivalry between French and Italian interests in Tunisia culminated in a French invasion in 1881 and the creation of a protectorate.

Agitation for independence in the decades following World War I was finally successful in getting the French to recognize Tunisia as an independent state in 1956.

The country's first president, Habib BOURGUIBA, established a strict one-party state.

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Economic overview

Tunisia has a diverse economy, with important agricultural, mining, tourism, and manufacturing sectors.

Governmental control of economic affairs while still heavy has gradually lessened over the past decade with increasing privatization, simplification of the tax structure, and a prudent approach to debt.

Progressive social policies also have helped raise living conditions in Tunisia relative to the region.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast Tunisia December 2014 Updater

Country Forecast Tunisia December 2014 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • December 2014
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

The negotiations needed to build a governing coalition will increase tensions in the early part of the forecast period. A key risk is that the outcome of the negotiations will exacerbate an already tense ...

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PRS Group

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

  • $ 882
  • Country report
  • October 2014
  • by PRS Group

Country Forecasts is a 480-page perfect-bound volume published in April and October. This publication provides a four-page summary of forecasts and data for each of the 100 countries monitored by Political ...

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Middle East and North Africa - ISA Risk Forecasts

Middle East and North Africa - ISA Risk Forecasts

  • $ 249
  • Country report
  • December 2014
  • by ISA

This report contains detailed risk forecasts for each country within the region. Risk assessments are made in a number of fields, including domestic and international political risk, domestic and international ...

  • Countries : Africa, Asia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Mauritania, World, Yemen, Syrian Arab Republic, Qatar, Lebanon, Kuwait, Jordan, Israel, Bahrain, Tunisia, Sudan, Morocco, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Egypt, Algeria, Oman, Iraq

Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Tunisia

D&B Country Insight Report: Tunisia

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • August 2014
  • by Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

Report Summary If you are involved in cross-border business, developing relationships or identifying opportunities overseas, you are exposed to the risk associated with a country's overall political, ...

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Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Tunisia

Country Economic Forecasts > Tunisia

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • January 2014
  • by Oxford Economics

With political uncertainty continuing, Tunisia is struggling to recover from the downturn caused by the upheavals that started in 2011. GDP grew by 3.6% in 2012 and the pace slowed to just 2.4% in Q3 last ...

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