Arab Country Profiles

Tunisia

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  • Country name : Tunisian Republic
  • Capital : Tunis
  • Area : 163,610 km²
  • Population : 10,937,521 (2014)
  • Population growth rate : 0.92% (2014)
  • Life expectancy at birth : 75.68 years (2014)
  • Age structure : 0-14 years : 23% - 15-64 years : 69.1% - 65 years and over : 7.9%
  • Urbanisation : 66.6% (2014)
  • Labour force : 3.95 million (2014)
  • Gross Domestic Product : $49.2 billion (2014)
  • GDP – real growth rate : 2.8% (2014)
  • GDP – composition by sector : agriculture : 8.7% - industry : 29% - services : 62.3%
  • GDP – per capita : $11,400 (2014)
  • Natural resources : petroleum, phosphates, iron ore, lead, zinc, salt
  • Industries : petroleum, mining (iron ore, phosphates), tourism, textiles, footwear, agribusiness
  • Industrial production growth rate : 1% (2014)
  • Land use : arable land : 18.3% - permanent crops : 15.4% - other : 66.3%
  • Agricultural products : olives, grain, tomatoes, citrus fruit, sugar beet, dates, almonds, beef, dairy products
  • Exports in general : $16.61 billion (2014)
  • Exports to Belgium : $324 million (2014)
  • Exports – commodities : clothing and textiles, semi-finished goods, agricultural products, mechanical goods, phosphates, chemicals, electrical equipment
  • Exports – partners : France (26.5%), Italy (17.4), Germany (9.6), Libya (6.2), UK (5.6), Spain (4.2) (2013)
  • Imports in general : $23.4 billion (2014)
  • Imports from Belgium : $365 million (2014)
  • Imports – commodities : textiles, machinery and equipment, hydrocarbons, chemicals, foodstuffs
  • Imports – partners : France (20.2%), Italy (16.9), Germany (7.5), China (6.1), Spain (5.4) (2013)
  • Current account balance : -$4.396 billion (2014)
  • Budget : revenues : $12.43 billion - expenditures : $15.57 billion (2014)
  • Reserves of foreign exchange & gold : $7.198 billion (31 December 2014)

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