Tunisia Economic Outlook

  • The Tunisian economy recovered somewhat in 2012, with GDP growing by 3.3%, but this was insufficient to respond to the country’s main challenges: unemployment, especially among young graduates, and regional disparities.
  • Tunisia’s political transition has taken longer than expected, with postponed elections and a growing political divide. Political debate prevails over an economic reflection.
  • Tunisia has maintained its development potential, but reforms must continue to strengthen sectors with a high value added. Modernisation of agriculture and the development of energies should help Tunisia make better use of its natural resources.


Department North Africa Region

Director North Africa Region, Mr. Jacob Kolster

Temporary Relocation Agency (TRA)
15 Avenue du Ghana
P.O.Box 323-1002, Tunis-Belvédère, Tunisia

Phone: (+216) 71102065
Fax: (+216) 71330087


Key Facts

Capital: Tunis
Area: 163,610 sq km
Total Population 2012: 10.7 Million
Urban Population 2012: 68.07%
Female Population 2012: 50.04%
GDP: US$ 44.2 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2012: US$ 4,070
Inflation Rate: 5.60%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 16.73%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 94
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.712
Membership Date: 29/10/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2012): UA 5.4 Billion

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