Economy of Tunisia

Imports
Imports commoditiestextiles, machinery and equipment, hydrocarbons, chemicals, foodstuffs
Import partnersFrance 19.8%, Italy 16.7%, Germany 7.3%, China 6%, Spain 5.3%, Algeria 4.4% (2012)
Exports
Exports commoditiesclothing, semi-finished goods and textiles, agricultural products, mechanical goods, phosphates and chemicals, hydrocarbons, electrical equipment
Export partnersFrance 26.2%, Italy 16%, Germany 9.4%, Libya 7.6%, US 4.3% (2012)
Economy sectors
Agriculture productsolives, olive oil, grain, tomatoes, citrus fruit, sugar beets, dates, almonds; beef, dairy products
Industrial productspetroleum, mining (particularly phosphate and iron ore), tourism, textiles, footwear, agribusiness, beverages
Economy
Unemployment17.2 % (2013)17.4 % (2012)19.0 % (2011)
Unemployment of Tunisia
GDP - Official Exchange Rate48.4 Billion $ (2013)44.8 Billion $ (2012)46.0 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Official Exchange Rate of Tunisia
GDP growth rate2.80 % (2013)3.60 % (2012)-1.80 % (2011)
GDP growth rate of Tunisia
GDP per Capita (PPP)9,900 $ (2013)9,700 $ (2012)9,500 $ (2011)
GDP per Capita (PPP) of Tunisia
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity108 Billion $ (2013)104 Billion $ (2012)102 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity of Tunisia
GDP PPP per land area663 Thousand $ per square kilometer (2013)636 Thousand $ per square kilometer (2012)622 Thousand $ per square kilometer (2011)
GDP PPP per land area of Tunisia
ElectricityBanking
Central bank discount rate5.75 % (2010)0.00 % (2009)0.00 % (2008)
Central bank discount rate of Tunisia
Commercial bank prime lending rate7.31 % (2012)6.76 % (2011)0.00 % (2010)
Commercial bank prime lending rate of Tunisia
GDP decomposition by sector
Agriculture % of GDP8.60 % (2013)9.00 % (2012)
Industry % of GDP30.4 % (2013)30.3 % (2012)
Services % of GDP61.0 % (2013)60.7 % (2012)
Tourism
International tourism, number of arrivals5.95 Million (2012)4.79 Million (2011)6.90 Million (2010)
International tourism, number of arrivals of Tunisia
International tourism, number of departures2.30 Million (2011)2.25 Million (2010)2.62 Million (2009)
International tourism, number of departures of Tunisia
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio55.4 % (2012)45.0 % (2011)65.4 % (2010)
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio of Tunisia
Debt, Current Account Balance and Budget Deficit
Public debt (Percentage of GDP)51.1 % of GDP (2013)46.1 % of GDP (2012)45.1 % of GDP (2011)
Public debt (Percentage of GDP) of Tunisia
Current Account Balance (Percentage of GDP)-8.23 % of GDP (2012)-7.37 % of GDP (2011)-4.78 % of GDP (2010)
Current Account Balance (Percentage of GDP) of Tunisia
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI)58.4 % of GNI (2012)51.8 % of GNI (2011)53.4 % of GNI (2010)
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI) of Tunisia
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt)24.5 % of total external debt (2012)21.7 % of total external debt (2011)22.2 % of total external debt (2010)
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt) of Tunisia
Current Account Balance (Total)-4.56 Billion $ (2013)-3.77 Billion $ (2012)-3.33 Billion $ (2011)
Current Account Balance (Total) of Tunisia
External Debt (Total)27.0 Billion $ (2013)24.6 Billion $ (2012)23.2 Billion $ (2011)
External Debt (Total) of Tunisia
External Debt (Percentage of GDP)55.7 % of GDP (2013)54.9 % of GDP (2012)50.4 % of GDP (2011)
External Debt (Percentage of GDP) of Tunisia
External Debt per Capita2,487 $ (2013)2,292 $ (2012)2,181 $ (2011)
External Debt per Capita of Tunisia