Merchandise Trade (As % of GDP) rose to 87.2% in Tunisia in 2017

Merchandise Trade (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Tunisia | May 17, 2019
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Merchandise trade as a share of GDP reached 87.2 % in 2017 in Tunisia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 10.4 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, merchandise trade as a share of GDP in Tunisia reached an all time high of 98.0 % in 2008 and an all time low of 30.9 % in 1968. When compared to Tunisia's main peers, merchandise trade as a share of GDP in Algeria amounted to 48.5 %, 49.4 % in Italy, 78.0 % in Libya and 66.5 % in Malta in 2017.

Tunisia has been ranked 30th within the group of 168 countries we follow in terms of merchandise trade as a share of GDP, 12 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Merchandise trade as a share of GDP is the sum of merchandise exports and imports divided by the value of GDP, all in current US dollars.

Merchandise Trade (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Algeria % 60.4% 58.5% 57.2% 55.5% 52.0%
Austria % 85.6% 84.3% 83.3% 81.5% 80.9%
Chad % 66.6% 61.4% 52.5% 61.7% 53.9%
Egypt % 37.9% 35.3% 33.0% 30.6% 25.5%
France % 46.0% 46.3% 44.9% 44.2% 44.2%
Greece % 35.2% 40.2% 41.1% 42.3% 39.2%
Italy % 47.5% 47.8% 46.8% 46.7% 47.4%
Libya % 78.0% 101% 111% 96.8% 99.9%
Malta % 112% 118% 96.4% 86.7% 81.9%
Morocco % 65.0% 67.5% 62.9% 63.8% 59.7%
Slovenia % 137% 138% 140% 140% 143%
Spain % 45.9% 47.3% 48.3% 49.6% 49.5%
Switzerland % 63.3% 91.1% 98.7% 82.8% 79.9%
Tunisia % 91.2% 92.1% 89.4% 87.2% 79.5%
Turkey % 45.1% 44.5% 42.4% 42.8% 40.8%