General profile: Tunisia

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
11.532 Millions
2.419 TND/US$
39 917 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 155 360 km²
5.33 %
1.90 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+4.7 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
10 494
16 427
14 073
14 204
Merchandise imports
13 177
22 215
20 221
20 654
Merchandise trade balance
-2 683
-5 789
-6 148
-6 450
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
2 %2 %81 %81 %6 %6 %10 %10 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
4 3422 3391 6465384674 3422 3391 646538467
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
3 877
5 632
3 294
(e) 3 260
Services imports
2 106
3 234
3 076
(e) 2 962
Services trade balance
1 770
2 397
218
(e) 298
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
29.3
27.3
26.9
(e) 31.2
Travel
55.3
47.0
41.9
(e) 39.9
Other services
15.4
25.7
31.2
(e) 28.9
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+1.9 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
32 272
44 051
43 015
39 917
GDP per capita, current US$
3 194
4 140
3 815
3 461
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
4.00
2.96
1.12
1.90
Current account balance, % of GDP
-0.93
-4.78
-8.95
-10.22
Exchange rate (/US$)
1.297
1.431
1.962
2.419
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
70.320.821.240.051.370.320.821.240.051.3
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+0.1 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
783.09
1 512.51
1 002.74
879.55
FDI outflows
12.33
74.05
31.10
57.45
Personal remittances, % of GDP
4.32
4.68
4.58
4.77
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
1 903.41 903.41 821.21 821.21 971.41 971.42 346.62 346.62 290.52 290.52 265.72 265.72 004.52 004.52 063.32 063.31 964.51 964.51 977.01 977.01 715.81 715.81 510.01 510.01 392.71 392.71 431.41 431.41 250.31 250.31 070.31 070.3927.1927.1796.0796.08808808858851 0031 0031 0641 0641 1171 1171 6031 6031 1481 1481 5131 5131 6881 6882 7592 7591 6161 6163 3083 3087837836396395845848218214874877797791 903.41 821.21 971.42 346.62 290.52 265.72 004.52 063.31 964.51 977.01 715.81 510.01 392.71 431.41 250.31 070.3927.1796.08808851 0031 0641 1171 6031 1481 5131 6882 7591 6163 308783639584821487779FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Balance, % of GDP
-0.60
-4.94
-11.19
(e) -12.36
Balance, % of imports
-1.31
-8.98
-21.70
(e) -21.94
Normalized balance
-0.007
-0.047
-0.122
(e) -0.123
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
1009292101104107105105941151049491
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
73%Male 73%Female
27%Female 27%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.024 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
133
97
337
450
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
7.62
6.46
5.71
6.61
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
349 646
375 000
947 132
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
1.98
6.53
5.41
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
4.57
6.31
5.60
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
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Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
m
Estimated. Data refers to 2013.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 19 November 2018