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Econ Complexity (2018): 0.023, Rank 64 of 137

Product Exports (2018): $15.2B, Rank 79 of 222

Exports Per Capita (2018): $1.32k, Rank 10 of 219

Product Imports (2018): $20.2B, Rank 78 of 221

Imports Per Capita (2018): $1.75k, Rank 6 of 219

Service Exports (2018): $3.85B, Rank 48 of 88

Service Imports (2018): $3.22B, Rank 51 of 88

GDP (2018): $39.9B, CURRENT US$
Rank 96 of 196

GDP growth (2008 - 2018): -11.1%, CURRENT US$
Rank 185 of 196

GDP PC (2018): $3,448, CURRENT US$
Rank 130 of 196

GDP PC GROWTH (2008 - 2018): -20%, CURRENT US$
Rank 183 of 196

Overview: In 2018 Tunisia was the number 96 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 79 in total exports, the number 78 in total imports, and the number 64 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, Tunisia exported $15.2B and imported $20.2B, resulting in a negative trade balance of -$4.96B. In 2018, Tunisia's exports per capita were $1.32k and its imports per capita were $1.75k.

Trade: The top exports of Tunisia are Insulated Wire ($2.01B), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($1B), Pure Olive Oil ($789M), Non-Knit Women's Suits ($628M), and Crude Petroleum ($614M). The top imports of Tunisia are Refined Petroleum ($2.4B), Low-voltage Protection Equipment ($524M), Cars ($523M), Insulated Wire ($461M), and Wheat ($389M).

Destinations: Tunisia exports mostly to France ($4.62B), Italy ($2.9B), Germany ($2.09B), Spain ($734M), and United States ($616M), and imports mostly from Italy ($4.08B), France ($3.64B), Germany ($1.75B), China ($1.41B), and Spain ($989M).

Location: Tunisia borders Algeria and Libya by land and Italy by sea.

Product Exports

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Top Export (2018): Insulated Wire, $2.01B

Top Destination (2018): France, $4.62B

In 2018 Tunisia exported a total of $15.2B, making it the number 79 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Tunisia have changed by -$4.34B from $19.6B in 2013 to $15.2B in 2018.

The most recent exports are led by Insulated Wire ($2.01B), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($1B), Pure Olive Oil ($789M), Non-Knit Women's Suits ($628M), and Crude Petroleum ($614M). The most common destination for the exports of Tunisia are France ($4.62B), Italy ($2.9B), Germany ($2.09B), Spain ($734M), and United States ($616M).

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Product Imports

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Top Import (2018): Refined Petroleum, $2.4B

Top Origin (2018): Italy, $4.08B

In 2018 Tunisia imported $20.2B, making it the number 78 trade destination in the world. During the last five reported years the imports of Tunisia changed by -$5.72B from $25.9B in 2013 to $20.2B in 2018.

The most recent imports of Tunisia are led by Refined Petroleum ($2.4B), Low-voltage Protection Equipment ($524M), Cars ($523M), Insulated Wire ($461M), and Wheat ($389M). The most common import partners for Tunisia are Italy ($4.08B), France ($3.64B), Germany ($1.75B), China ($1.41B), and Spain ($989M).

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Tunisia Exports Services (2018): $3.85B

Tunisia Imports Services (2018): $3.22B

In 2018, Tunisia exported $3.85B worth of services. The top services exported by Tunisia in 2018 were Personal travel ($1.7B), Transportation ($1.15B), Construction services ($282M), Computer and information services ($266M), and Government services, n.i.e. ($157M).

The top services imported by Tunisia in 2018 were Transportation ($1.47B), Personal travel ($765M), Construction services ($253M), Government services, n.i.e. ($226M), and Insurance services ($174M).

Trade Forecasts

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This section shows forecasts for total product exports and imports for Tunisia. The forecast is based in a long short-term memory model or LSTM constructed using yearly trade data.

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Tariffs by Product

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The top product import tariffs by their MFN Ad Valorem value for Tunisia are Agar-agar (36%) and Alcoholic liqueurs nes (36%).

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*The tariffs applied to imports for Tunisia are:
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement

Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity Ranking

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During the last 20 years Tunisia's⁩ ⁨economy has become relatively more complex, moving from the ⁩⁨78th to the 64th⁩ position in the ECI rank.

These economic complexity rankings use 6 digit exports classified according to the HS96 classification. We consider only countries with population of at least 1 million and exports of at least $1 billion, and products with world trade over $500 million. To explore different rankings and vary these parameters visit the custom rankings section.

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Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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Tunisia has a high level of specialization in Pure Olive Oil (112), Phosphoric Acid (45.7), Olive Oil (44.7), Knit Active Wear (32.7), and Fluorides (32.7). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between Tunisia observed and expected exports in each product.

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Tunisia according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Auxiliary machinery and parts for textile machinery (1.45), Parts and accessories for musical instruments (1.27), Machinery parts, without electric features, nes (1.18), Automatic regulating or controlling equipment (1.14), and Springs and leaves for springs, of iron or steel (1.12). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities for Tunisia according to the relatedness index, are Hats (0.25), Cotton Waste (0.24), Tea (0.24), Spices (0.24), and Knitted Hats (0.24). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that Tunisia is not specialized in.

The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since countries are more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products it is currently specialized in.

Diversification Frontier

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is a predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower emissions.