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Tunisia
INTRODUCTION
1. Geography
2. Political situation
3. Economy
a. Figures
4. Health
5. Education
a. Universities
6. Demographics
7. Religions
a. Freedom
8. Peoples
9. Languages
10. History
11. Cities and Towns



























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Index / Economy /
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Figures


Figures here show 2008 estimates, unless otherwise noted. Economic factors can never be given with accuracy. Not because research is inadequate, but because reporting systems vary between companies and sectors, and with this variation follows statistical insecurity.

GDP
Per capita $7,900
Net $82 billion
Annual growth 4.4%
Down from previous years, 6.6% in 2007.
By sector Agriculture 11%
Industry 37%
Services 52%
Annual inflation rate 5%
Up 2% from previous year.
Foreign debts
Compared to GDP 25%
Net US$20.8 billion
Trade
Balance -17%
Exports US$19.2 billion
Main products Clothing, semi-finished goods and textiles, agricultural products, mechanical goods, phosphates and chemicals, hydrocarbons, electrical equipment
Main partners France 28%; Italy 18%; Germany 10%; Libya 6%; Spain 5%
Imports US$23.2 billion
Main products Textiles, machinery and equipment, hydrocarbons, chemicals, foodstuffs
Main partners France 22%; Italy 19%; Germany 9%, Libya 5%; Spain 5%
Work life
Official unemployment 14%
Work force Agriculture 55%
Industry 23%
Services 22%
Population below poverty line 7% (2005)





By Tore Kjeilen