General profile: Tunisia

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2019
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
11.695 Millions
2.934 TND/US$
38 788 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(n) 155 360 km²
6.72 %
1.00 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-3.9 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2019
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Merchandise exports
10 494
16 427
14 073
14 933
Merchandise imports
13 177
22 215
20 221
21 555
Merchandise trade balance
-2 683
-5 789
-6 148
-6 622
Export structure by product group in 2019
(as % of total exports)
2 %2 %82 %82 %6 %6 %11 %11 %
Top 5 partners in 2019
(exports, millions of US$)
4 3532 4151 9205645394 3532 4151 920564539
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Services exports
3 877
5 632
3 294
(e) 4 273
Services imports
2 106
3 234
3 076
(e) 3 098
Services trade balance
1 770
2 397
218
(e) 1 176
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Transport
29.3
27.3
26.9
(e) 27.8
Travel
55.3
47.0
41.9
(e) 50.7
Other services
15.4
25.7
31.2
(e) 21.5
TRADE INDICES
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979896991001071091071111181121371221029998898278679697981021001091091041081081121181151111131141091009796
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+1.0 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2019
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2019
GDP, current
32 272
44 051
43 173
38 788
GDP per capita, current US$
3 193
4 142
3 862
3 317
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
4.00
2.96
1.22
1.00
Current account balance, % of GDP
-0.93
-4.78
-8.92
-8.47
Exchange rate (/US$)
1.297
1.431
1.962
2.934
GDP by expenditure in 2018
(as % of total GDP)
72.420.221.247.761.572.420.221.247.761.5
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+0.1 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2019
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2019
FDI inflows
783.09
1 512.51
1 002.74
844.80
FDI outflows
12.33
74.05
31.10
21.81
Personal remittances, % of GDP
4.32
4.68
4.57
4.90
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
1 902.31 902.31 890.31 821.21 971.42 346.62 290.52 265.72 004.52 063.31 964.51 977.01 715.81 510.01 392.71 433.01 253.01 070.0927.0796.08451 0368818851 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 indicators²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Balance, % of GDP
-0.60
-4.94
-11.15
(e) -10.85
Balance, % of imports
-1.31
-8.98
-21.70
(e) -17.95
Normalized balance
-0.007
-0.047
-0.122
(e) -0.099
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
1101101019192101104107105105941151049491
LABOUR FORCE
Labour force by gender in 2019
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
72%Male 72%Female
28%Female 28%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.016 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2019
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2019
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
133
97
343
316
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
9.65
7.80
7.11
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
384 646
445 312
486 900
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2019
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
..
..
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
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.
n
Estimated. Data refers to 2016.
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: 06 November 2020