In 2019, Tunisia GDP was an estimated $38.7 billion (current market exchange rates); real GDP was up by an estimated 1.0%; and the population was 12 million. (Source: IMF)
Tunisia is currently our 99th largest goods trading partner with $931 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2019. Goods exports totaled $461 million; goods imports totaled $470 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Tunisia was $9 million in 2019.
According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Tunisia supported an estimated 3 thousand jobs in 2015 (latest data available).
- Tunisia was the United States' 104th largest goods export market in 2019.
- U.S. goods exports to Tunisia in 2019 were $461 million, down 22.8% ($137 million) from 2018 and down 8.1% from 2009.
- The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2019 were: oilseeds and oleaginous fruits (soybeans) ($83 million), mineral fuels ($43 million), plastics ($40 million), railway vehicles/equipment ($37 million), and aircraft ($27 million).
- U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Tunisia totaled $109 million in 2019. Leading domestic export categories include: soybeans ($82 million), vegetable oils (excluding soybean) ($10 million), wheat ($6 million), tree nuts ($2 million), and cotton ($2 million).
- Tunisia was the United States' 93th largest supplier of goods imports in 2019.
- U.S. goods imports from Tunisia totaled $470 million in 2019, down 27.6% ($179 million) from 2018, but up 44.2% from 2009.
- The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2019 were: electrical machinery ($102 million), animal or vegetable fats and oils (olive oil) ($97 million), woven apparel ($58 million), machinery ($49 million), and edible fruit & nuts (date, fig) ($19 million).
- U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Tunisia totaled $124 million in 2019. Leading categories include: other vegetable oils ($97 million), processed fruit & vegetables ($20 million), essential oils ($3 million), snack foods ($2 million), and spices ($361 thousand).
- The U.S. goods trade deficit with Tunisia was $9 million in 2019, a 82.2% decrease ($43 million) over 2018.
- U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Tunisia (stock) was $320 million in 2019, a 6.0% increase from 2018. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Tunisia.
- Tunisia's FDI in the United States (stock) was $1 million in 2019, unchanged from 2018. There is no information on the distribution of Tunisia FDI in the U.S.
NOTE: No services trade data with Tunisia are available.