Tunisia

World Rank 142 1.19 Tunisia flag svg
Capital
Area
Currency
Tunis
163,610 km 2
Tunisian dinar (TND)

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Introduction

The Republic of Tunisia is the nation bordered by Algeria and Libya. It is the smallest country in North Africa and one of the smallest on the continent. The republic is located in the Maghreb region and its land coverage includes the end of the Atlas Mountains and a part of the Sahara desert. The largest city of the nation and its capital is Tunis. 

Economy

The GDP of Tunisia is at the level of $131 billion, which is surely low when we take into account the region of North Africa and the Middle East. In such respect, it takes 12th position. It also has a considerably lower GDP than its neighbor Algeria (almost 4 times smaller). However, it has a slightly larger GDP than another neighbor, namely Libya.

In terms of GDP per capita, we can notice a steady increase in recent several years. As a result, Tunisia is catching up with the average of $11,230. However, it has a long way to go, since the average for the Middle East and North Africa is estimated to be at around $17,000, in accordance with 2019 data.

Gross domestic product (GDP, GDP PPP)

Gross domestic product (GDP)

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Gross domestic product growth rate

Gross domestic product per capita

Gross domestic product (PPP)

Gross domestic product (PPP) per capita

International trade (Export, Import)

External balance on goods and services

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External balance on goods and services (% of GDP)

Exports of goods and services (current US$)

Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Imports of goods and services (current US$)

Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Employment by sector, Unemployment

Unemployment (% of total labor force)

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Employment in agriculture (% of total employment)

Employment in industry (% of total employment)

Employment in services (% of total employment)

Vulnerable employment (% of total employment)