Imports$23.62 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$17.73 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)3.5% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate18% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$9,600 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate3.4% (2010 est.)
Internet users3.5 million (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular11.114 million (2009)
Population growth rate0.964% (2012 est.)
Population10,732,900 (July 2012 est.)
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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....
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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