Tunisia Economic Outlook

  • The economy is growing slowly – an expected 2.4% in 2014 (2.3% the previous year) – amid international uncertainty, notably economic problems and weak growth in the euro zone, Tunisia’s main trade partner.
  • Four years of political transition ended in 2014 with elections held and a new constitution approved. Vigilance was heightened to restore security throughout the country. Structural reforms and new investment are needed to help economic transformation and pull the country out of the crisis.
  • Regional disparities continue to grow, despite policies implemented since independence, so a medium- and long-term general strategy is needed.


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 2015: 11.0 Million
Urban Population 2015: 66.73%
Female Population 2015: 50.43%
GDP: US$ 45.1 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: 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 (1967-2015): UA 5.7 Billion

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