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GDP USD39.8607bn (World ranking 96, World Bank 2018)
Population 11.57mn (World ranking 76, World Bank 2018)
Form of state Republic
Head of government President Kais Saied
Next elections 2024, presidential and parliamentary
  • Political transition has been relatively peaceful compared with Egypt, Libya, Syria and Yemen.
  • In recent years, foreign companies have taken a leading role in privatization in a number of sectors such as transport and infrastructure.
  • Government is committed to further open up the country to foreign direct investment.
  • Recent progress in greater economic diversification.
  • International financial organizations and bilateral lenders are generally willing to provide financial support.
  • The political system is still in process of transitioning, causing high uncertainty and political instability.
  • Unemployment (especially youth) remains high. Social tensions persist as a root cause of the Arab Spring was the lack of job prospects.
  • Income and regional inequalities continue to widen amid Covid-19 economic fallout.
  • The overwhelming dependence on slowly growing Europe for tourism and merchandise exports limits growth prospects.
  • Government debt has rapidly increased and is highly exposed to exchange rate risk.

Trade structure by destination/origin

(% of total)

Exports Rank Imports
France 32%
1
15% France
Italy 17%
2
15% Italy
Germany 11%
3
9% China
Algeria 5%
4
8% Germany
Spain 3%
5
4% Turkey

Trade structure by product

(% of total)

Exports Rank Imports
Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, n.e.s. 20%
1
10% Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, n.e.s.
Articles of apparel & clothing accessories 18%
2
8% Road vehicles
Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials 7%
3
8% Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials
Fixed vegetable oils and fats, crude, refined or fractionated 5%
4
7% Textile yarn and related products
Telecommunication and sound recording apparatus 4%
5
4% Other industrial machinery and parts
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