Tunisia Economic Outlook

  • In the context of a political and security crisis, Tunisia registered moderate growth of 2.6% in 2013, down from the 2012 level (3.7%).
  • Growth is likely to accelerate in 2014 and 2015 in the calmer climate brought about by the adoption of a new constitution and the formation of a transitional government composed of technocrats.
  • Tunisia’s return to durable growth will require a rationalisation of public spending and effective oversight of the financial sector, the labour market and investment.


Department North Africa Region

Director North Africa Region, Mr. Jacob Kolster

African Development Bank Group
Immeuble Zahrabed
Avenue du Dollar, Les Berges Du Lac II, Tunis 1053, Tunisia

Tel: (+216) 71102953
Fax: (+216) 71194523


Key Facts

Capital: Tunis
Area: 163,610 sq km
Total Population 2013: 11.0 Million
Urban Population 2013: 66.73%
Female Population 2013: 50.43%
GDP: US$ 45.1 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2013: US$ 4,150
Inflation Rate: 6.03%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 17.24%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 94
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.712
Membership Date: 29/10/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2013): UA 5.4 Billion

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