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Geographical Location

Tunisia occupies the eastern portion of the great bulge of North Africa. It is bounded on the west by Algeria, on the north and east by the Mediterranean Sea, and on the southeast by Libya. Tunisia is at the crossroads of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


Surface and Relief

Covering a surface of 162,155 Km², Tunisia has an impressing coastline of 1300 km open on the Mediterranean. The country offers various landscapes, which considerably differ, ranging from mountainous regions in the North and West, steppes in the Center, wide plains in the North East (Sahel) to a desert zone in the South. The average altitude is of 700m with a highest peak at 1,544 m (Châambi).

Other Basic Facts
- Official Name : Republic of Tunisia
- Capital : Tunis
- Political System: Presidential
- Area: 162 155 km²
- Official Language: Arabic
- Other Common Languages: French, English
- Currency: Dinar (=1000 millimes)
- National Holiday: March 20th
- Local Time: GMT+1
- Main Cities: Tunis, Sfax, Sousse, Bizerte, Kairouan, Gabès
- Religion: Islam


Trade balance
Indicator : Total monthly exports

Unit : Million dinars

 

2011 2012 2013 2014
2015
January 1731.2 1776.3 2195.3 2196.1
2268.9
February 1968.8 2318.7 2199.3 2316.8
2431.0
March 2198.7 2343.3 2588.4 2342.3
2507.3
April 2221.6 2167.3 2476.0 2299.1
2519.5
May 2490.4 2440.5 2313.7 2383.1
June 2299.1 2442.7 2544.4 2425.8
July 2104.5 2086.7 2254.2 2307.2
August 1848.6 1831.8 1852.0 2035.0
September 1914.8 2116.0 2398.5 2544.0
October 2174.7 2241.8 2010.4 2455.5
November 1815.4 2440.1 2627.6 2555.1
December 2324.2 2342.4 2241.3 2546.8
TOTAL 25092 26547.6 27701.1 28406.8
9726.7
Last updated on : 11-05-2015

Source : National Institute of Statistics (INS)

Trade balance
Indicator : Total monthly imports

Unit : Million dinars

 

2011 2012 2013 2014
2015
January 2290.5 2740.3 2964.9 3059.3
3122.9
February 2281.2 2957.0 2968.0 3365.5
3133.4
March 2874.3 3356.7 3469.1 3720.7
3402.8
April 3062.8 2858.3 3469.4 3494.0
3649.9
May 3066.0 3594.4 3641.6 3582.0
June 2932.3 3474.9 3357.8 3468.7
July 2643.4 2990.3 3206.5 3267.2
August 2637.3 2881.3 3015.0 3755.9
September 2897.2 3565.6 3473.4 3681.3
October 3202.2 3249.8 3159.9 3689.7
November 2708.9 3153.2 3276.0 3341.9
December 3105.8 3356.2 3507.8 3616.3
TOTAL 33701.9 38178 39509.4 42042.5
13309
Last updated on : 11-05-2015

Source : National Institute of Statistics (INS)


Exchange per type of use
Indicator : Monthly exports per type of use
Basic agricultural and food products

Unit : Million dinars

   

 

2011 2012 2013 2014
2015
January 67.5 71.0 135.2 78.9
277.3
February 88.6 96.6 153.5 80.9
312.9
March 93.7 97.5 187.6 86.3
372.1
April 88.0 99.4 133.1 106.6
260.3
May 102.8 135.0 152.0 99.3
June 94.4 130.6 152.5 84.3
July 79.4 97.7 96.0 60.9
August 61.3 63.4 69.9 37.3
September 47.7 76.5 74.1 51.8
October 65.1 88.1 87.0 72.5
November 73.2 88.0 87.4 132.1
December 121.0 128.7 119.3 247.2
TOTAL 982.7 1172.5 1447.6 1138.1
1222.6

Source : National Institute of Statistics (INS)

Last updated on : 11-05-2015



Indicator : Monthly imports per type of use

Basic agricultural and food products

Unit : Million dinars

   

 

2011 2012 2013 2014
2015
January 164.0 178.3 205.8 223.2
164.6
February 148.1 189.9 178.6 188.2
329.5
March 284.3 190.2 336.2 372.9
247.0
April 231.7 185.1 185.1 198.5
309.5
May 167.2 242.0 221.8 198.5
June 117.5 132.0 135.2 86.1
July 144.9 150.3 263.5 151.2
August 191.9 112.1 163.7 100.6
September 166.6 154.3 218.8 243.0
October 204.6 309.4 164.9 175.0
November 183.7 216.7 196.1 212.7
December 242.0 263.3 248.9 289.2
TOTAL 2246.5 2323.6 2518.6 2439.1
1050.6

Source : National Institute of Statistics (INS)

Last updated on : 11-05-2015

Exchange per group of sectors
Indicator : Monthly exports per group of sectors
Mining, phosphates and derivatives

Unit : Million dinars

   

 

2011 2012 2013 2014
2015
January 201.2 64.8 84.6 100.8
89.9
February 123.5 123.7 119.3 134.4
61.1
March 47.8 167.1 201.8 113.7
66.6
April 30.0 131.5 161.6 85.9
93.8
May 183.6 140.3 125.0 98.9
June 135.4 83.4 118.3 104.1
July 95.5 132.1 109.2 219.0
August 74.1 216.0 129.6 161.9
September 121.5 151.7 156.2 140.7
October 115.9 133.9 186.3 161.8
November 90.8 183.8 155.6 152.6
December 81.4 121.5 110.4 144.4
TOTAL 1300.7 1649.8 1657.9 1618.2
311.4

Source : National Institute of Statistics (INS)

Last updated on : 11-05-2015



Indicator : Monthly imports per group of sectors

Mining, phosphates and derivatives

Unit : Million dinars

   

 

2011 2012 2013 2014
2015
January 65.8 44.0 55.9 64.5
58.8
February 39.7 80.3 66.0 58.9
49.6
March 27.5 28.1 71.8 48.9
52.6
April 44.1 81.2 72.3 37.9
53.9
May 58.2 95.4 72.3 104.6
June 71.3 86.1 62.2 92,7
July 31.8 72.7 101.9 94.4
August 52.2 76.3 80.2 96.9
September 53.5 74.0 88.5 70.3
October 94.4 111.9 69.6 103.6
November 49.3 88.2 70.3 53.2
December 88.7 126.0 73.4 106.5
TOTAL 676.5 964.2 884.4 931.7
214.9

Source : National Institute of Statistics (INS)

Last updated on : 11-05-2015



Tourism
Indicator : Non-residents Monthly hotel nights per nationality

Year :

Unit : Thousand

 

2012
 

January

February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
TOTAL
Algerians 29,2 20,2 42,9 31,9 34,0 64,8 88,6 115,3 113,0 37,3 37,5 58,8
668
Germans 181,6 170,7 223,8 238,5 303,5 517,1 603,9 663,2 710,9 656,6 322,0 189,1
4775
Austrians 4,0 3,1 4,2 5,8 12,6 24,5 34,8 35,9 33,0 16,8 7,4 9,5
186
Belgians 41,3 40,2 71,4 102,6 105,2 147,0 273,5 285,1 174,7 105,6 90,1 46,2
1479
British 44,0 37,3 32,6 38,8 56,1 146,7 230,4 354,9 158,5 56,6 44,0 26,2
1221
Danish











0
Spanish 8,7 8,0 14,2 18,0 15,4 26,7 37,2 47,5 35,8 22,9 13,9 13,1
256
French 200,6 223,0 335,4 547,4 511,6 556,4 922,6 1149,9 628,4 404,8 260,6 146,7
5881
Dutch 8,2 6,6 11,6 22,5 33,0 42,9 94,6 92,6 58,5 57,5 17,4 8,8
448
Italians 88,0 102,5 132,0 201,5 257,2 343,2 398,7 446,4 462,3 310,5 153,4 100,4
2992
Libyans 81,3 57,9 67,6 86,2 83,8 90,6 87,1 66,7 121,2 82,4 81,7 70,1
971
Moroccans 3,4 3,4 3,6 4,2 4,2 5,5 4,6 3,9 5,2 3,3 5,1 6,4
48
Middle-easterners 5,6 7,5 10,4 9,5 10,6 10,7 11,0 8,0 9,9 8,8 11,5 11,2
109
Scandinavians 9,4 13,5 19,1 17,6 10,7 25,6 61,0 42,9 37,8 30,2 12,7 9,3
284
Swiss 5,6 5,7 8,0 21,8 22,8 28,7 59,0 43,2 34,5 55,7 10,7 5,5
295
U.S.A 3,3 3,6 5,1 4,7 6,0 6,9 5,7 3,7 4,5 3,7 3,8 4,1
49
Other nationalities 85.6 68.6 113.8 174.8 437.4 1003 1315.8 1246.8 1068.9 464.5 113.1 83.9
6176.2
TOTAL 799,8 771,8 1095,7 1525,8 1904,1 3040,3 4228,5 4606,0 3657,1 2317,2 1184,9 789,3
25915
   

Source : Ministry of the Interior and Local Development

Last updated on : 09-07-2013



Monetary markets
Indicator : Average exchange rate in dinars of the main currencies in interbank market

Year :

Unit : Dinars

 

2013
 

January

February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
U.S Dollar 1.539 1.572 1.596 1.612 1.639 1655 1.656 1.653



Euro 2.088 1.856 2.047 2.112 2.128 2.160 2.196 2.189



1000 Japanese Yen 16.876 17.021 16.933 16.350 16.177 16.489 16.738 16.865



UK Pound 2.430 2.385 2.421 2.470 2.481 2.486 2.485 2.541



10 Moroccan Dirhams 1.856 2.069 1.843 1.869 1.914 1.914 1.942 1.946



   

Source : National Institute of Statistics (INS)

Last updated on : 22-10-2013



 





 

  
 


   
 
 
 
 
 
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