Overview In 2020, Tunisia was the number 90 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 79 in total exports, the number 81 in total imports, the number 128 economy in terms of GDP per capita (current US$) and the number 55 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI).

Exports The top exports of Tunisia are Insulated Wire ($1.83B), Pure Olive Oil ($861M), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($811M), Non-Knit Women's Suits ($537M), and Motor vehicles; parts and accessories (8701 to 8705) ($401M), exporting mostly to France ($4.03B), Italy ($2.36B), Germany ($1.95B), Spain ($716M), and United States ($565M).

Imports The top imports of Tunisia are Refined Petroleum ($1.03B), Cars ($467M), Wheat ($467M), Low-voltage Protection Equipment ($448M), and Insulated Wire ($396M), importing mostly from France ($2.9B), Italy ($2.72B), China ($1.43B), Germany ($1.4B), and Turkey ($917M).

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

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Disclaimer: data is presented based on availability and only countries that use the harmonized system are being shown.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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Data is presented based on data availability. Only countries using the Harmonic System (HS) are selected. Every source is shown using their own latest twelve months of data.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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Top Export (2020): Insulated Wire, $1.83B

Top Destination (2020): France, $2.9B

In 2020, Tunisia exported a total of $13.7B, making it the number 79 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Tunisia have changed by -$2.17B from $15.9B in 2015 to $13.7B in 2020.

The most recent exports are led by Insulated Wire ($1.83B), Pure Olive Oil ($861M), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($811M), Non-Knit Women's Suits ($537M), and Motor vehicles; parts and accessories (8701 to 8705) ($401M). The most common destination for the exports of Tunisia are France ($4.03B), Italy ($2.36B), Germany ($1.95B), Spain ($716M), and United States ($565M).

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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).

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 (135), Phosphinates (hypophosphites) and phosphonates (phosphites) (37.7), Phosphoric Acid (34), Fluorides (31.5), and Utility Meters (27.7). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between Tunisia observed and expected exports in each product.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities for Tunisia according to the relatedness index, are Packing Bags (0.24), Knit Men's Coats (0.24), Knitted Hats (0.23), Processed Crustaceans (0.23), and Pepper (0.23). 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 a country currently specializes 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 vs strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is 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 greenhouse emissions.

Economic Complexity Ranking

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During the last 20 years Tunisia's⁩ ⁨economy has become relatively more complex, moving from the ⁩⁨70th to the 55th⁩ 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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