Overview In 2019 Tunisia was the number 93 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 77 in total exports, the number 74 in total imports, the number 127 economy in terms of GDP per capita (current US$) and the number 60 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI).

Exports The top exports of Tunisia are Insulated Wire ($1.99B), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($881M), Crude Petroleum ($653M), Non-Knit Women's Suits ($517M), and Pure Olive Oil ($502M), exporting mostly to France ($4.82B), Italy ($2.74B), Germany ($2.1B), Spain ($686M), and Libya ($539M).

Imports The top imports of Tunisia are Refined Petroleum ($2.37B), Petroleum Gas ($1.5B), Low-voltage Protection Equipment ($551M), Cars ($525M), and Insulated Wire ($433M), importing mostly from France ($3.69B), Italy ($3.37B), Germany ($1.66B), China ($1.65B), and Algeria ($1.43B).

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

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Yearly Exports

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Top Export (2019): Insulated Wire, $1.99B

Top Destination (2019): France, $4.82B

In 2019, Tunisia exported a total of $16.6B, making it the number 77 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Tunisia have changed by -$1.68B from $18.3B in 2014 to $16.6B in 2019.

The most recent exports are led by Insulated Wire ($1.99B), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($881M), Crude Petroleum ($653M), Non-Knit Women's Suits ($517M), and Pure Olive Oil ($502M). The most common destination for the exports of Tunisia are France ($4.82B), Italy ($2.74B), Germany ($2.1B), Spain ($686M), and Libya ($539M).

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Top Import (2019): Refined Petroleum, $2.37B

Top Origin (2019): France, $3.69B

In 2019 Tunisia imported $21.6B, making it the number 74 trade destination in the world. During the last five reported years the imports of Tunisia changed by -$4.96B from $26.6B in 2014 to $21.6B in 2019.

The most recent imports of Tunisia are led by Refined Petroleum ($2.37B), Petroleum Gas ($1.5B), Low-voltage Protection Equipment ($551M), Cars ($525M), and Insulated Wire ($433M). The most common import partners for Tunisia are France ($3.69B), Italy ($3.37B), Germany ($1.66B), China ($1.65B), and Algeria ($1.43B).

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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).

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%).

Click any of the products in the bar chart to see the specific Ad Valorem Duty Rates by partner country.

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

Economic Complexity

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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 (76.3), Phosphatic Fertilizers (63), Fluorides (53.9), Phosphinates and Phosphonates (35.3), and Phosphoric Acid (34.2). 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 (1.28), Radar, radio navigation and remote control apparatus (1.26), Automatic regulating or controlling equipment (1.23), and Refractory ceramic articles except for construction (1.22). 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 Other Vegetables (0.3), Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews (0.29), Cassava (0.29), Non-fillet Frozen Fish (0.29), and Processed Crustaceans (0.29). 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.

Relatedness Space

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This network shows the products most related to the production structure of Tunisia. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that Tunisia exports. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

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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.

Economic Complexity Ranking

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During the last 20 years Tunisia's⁩ ⁨economy has become relatively más complex, moving from the ⁩⁨74th to the 60th⁩ 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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