General profile: Tunisia

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2021
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
12.263 Millions
2.794 TND/US$
43 224 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(q) 155 360 km²
5.71 %
3.90 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+20.9 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2021
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchandise exports
10 494
16 427
14 073
16 689
Merchandise imports
13 177
22 215
20 221
22 488
Merchandise trade balance
-2 683
-5 789
-6 148
-5 799
Export structure by product group in 2021
(as % of total exports)
2 %2 %80 %80 %7 %7 %11 %11 %
Top 5 partners in 2021
(exports, millions of US$)
4 0203 0672 1366796464 0203 0672 136679646
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Services exports
3 877
5 632
3 294
(e) 2 718
Services imports
2 106
3 234
3 076
(e) 2 583
Services trade balance
1 770
2 397
218
(e) 134
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Transport
29.3
27.3
26.9
(e) 27.1
Travel
55.3
47.0
41.9
(e) 36.9
Other services
15.4
25.7
31.2
(e) 35.9
TRADE INDICES
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969297979699100107109107111118112137122102999889827867911009697981011001091091041081081121181151111131141091009796
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+3.9 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2021
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2021
GDP, current
32 272
44 051
43 173
43 224
GDP per capita, current US$
3 107
4 043
3 735
3 525
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
3.49
3.51
1.17
3.90
Current account balance, % of GDP
-0.93
-4.78
-8.92
(e) -7.46
Exchange rate (/US$)
1.297
1.431
1.962
2.794
GDP by expenditure in 2020
(as % of total GDP)
72.220.519.347.059.072.220.519.347.059.0
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+0.1 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2021
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2021
FDI inflows
783.09
1 512.51
1 002.74
660.23
FDI outflows
12.33
74.05
31.10
46.88
Personal remittances, % of GDP
4.32
4.68
4.57
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
2 100.02 049.71 902.31 890.31 821.21 971.42 346.62 290.52 265.72 004.52 063.31 964.51 977.01 715.81 510.01 392.71 431.41 250.31 070.3927.1796.06606528451 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
2021
Balance, % of GDP
-0.60
-4.94
-11.15
(e) -10.85
Balance, % of imports
-1.31
-8.98
-21.70
(e) -19.50
Normalized balance
-0.007
-0.047
-0.122
(e) -0.108
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
100901091111019192101104107105105941151049491
LIVING AREA
Population by living area in 2021
(% of population)
Urban
70%Urban 70%Rural
30%Rural 30%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.015 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2021
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
133
97
343
320
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
9.66
7.80
5.71
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
384 646
445 312
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2021
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.
q
Estimated. Data refers to 2020.
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: 20 October 2022