Overview In 2022, Tunisia was the number 90 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 76 in total exports, the number 79 in total imports, the number 124 economy in terms of GDP per capita (current US$) and the number 54 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI) .

Exports The top exports of Tunisia are Insulated Wire ($2.86B), Refined Petroleum ($927M), Crude Petroleum ($862M), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($846M), and Pure Olive Oil ($827M), exporting mostly to France ($4.8B), Italy ($3.45B), Germany ($3.01B), Spain ($914M), and Libya ($793M).

Imports The top imports of Tunisia are Refined Petroleum ($2.48B), Petroleum Gas ($1.62B), Wheat ($788M), Cars ($726M), and Crude Petroleum ($674M), importing mostly from Italy ($3.85B), France ($3.78B), China ($2.38B), Germany ($1.81B), and Turkey ($1.69B).

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

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Latest Trade


The following section uses the most recent trade data from partners of Tunisia.

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

* Trade values are converted to USD using each month's exchange rate. For December 2023 data, the exchange rate from December 30, 2023 is used.

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Latest Data


The data obtained is mirror data. The trade of countries that do not report current data can be reconstructed based on data reported by partner countries with current data available.

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

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Historical Data

Yearly Trade

Top Export (2022)Insulated Wire$2.86B
Top Destination (2022)France$4.8B

In 2022, Tunisia exported a total of $21.6B, making it the number 76 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Tunisia have changed by $5.31B from $16.3B in 2017 to $21.6B in 2022.

The most recent exports are led by Insulated Wire ($2.86B), Refined Petroleum ($927M), Crude Petroleum ($862M), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($846M), and Pure Olive Oil ($827M). The most common destination for the exports of Tunisia are France ($4.8B), Italy ($3.45B), Germany ($3.01B), Spain ($914M), and Libya ($793M).

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Market Growth

Fastest Growing Export Markets (2021 - 2022)
Germany$414M (+ 15.9%)
United Kingdom$338M (+ 119%)
South Korea$211M (+ 272%)
Fastest Growing Import Markets (2021 - 2022)
Algeria$768M (+ 99.4%)
Italy$748M (+ 24.1%)
Russia$442M (+ 112%)

Total Export Growth by Market (2021 - 2022)

Potential Exports

Potential Exports

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Service Trade

Service Trade

Tunisia Exports Services (2020)$2.53B
Tunisia Imports Services (2020)$2.37B

In 2020, Tunisia exported $2.53B worth of services. The top services exported by Tunisia in 2020 were Personal travel ($833M), Air transport ($253M), Other transport ($214M), Construction abroad ($191M), and Merchanting and other trade-related services ($132M).

The top services imported by Tunisia in 2020 were Sea transport ($904M), Personal travel ($333M), Construction in the compiling economy ($185M), Embassies and consulates ($169M), and Air transport ($130M).

Service Exports (2020)

Service Imports (2020)

Economic Complexity


Economic Complexity (Trade)0.2Rank 54 of 133
Economic Complexity (Technology)-1.1Rank 79 of 96
Economic Complexity (Research)-0.73Rank 103 of 135

Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

Tunisia has a high level of specialization in Pure Olive Oil (87.8), Flax Yarn (59.2), Phosphatic Fertilizers (55.4), Phosphoric Acid (46.5), and Olive Oil (40.9). 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

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

The top export opportunities for Tunisia according to the relatedness index, were Mattresses (0.3), Other Vegetables (0.3), Legumes (0.29), Processed Crustaceans (0.29), and Knit Socks and Hosiery (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.

Product Space

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

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.

Relatedness Space (2022)

Diversification Frontier


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.

Diversification Frontier

Economic Complexity Ranking


During the last 20 years Tunisia's⁩ ⁨economy has become relatively more complex, moving from the ⁩⁨61st to the 54th⁩ 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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