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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 November 2015 Updater

Country Forecast Tunisia November 2015 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • November 2015
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

The current and subsequent governments will find it difficult to tackle Tunisia's social and economic challenges. An additional risk is that the range of ideologies contained within likely governing ...

  • Countries : Tunisia

Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Tunisia

D&B Country Insight Report: Tunisia

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • October 2015
  • 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, ...

  • Countries : World, Tunisia


Tunisia - ISA Country Report

Tunisia - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • November 2015
  • by ISA

This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Tunisia, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...

  • Countries : Tunisia

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