Factsheet : Tunisia

Official Title:
Republic of Tunisia


General Information

Capital: Tunis
Population (million): 11.22
Total Area: 163,610km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.61608 Dinar (TND) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: 20 March, Proclamation of Independence
Language(s): Arabic (official), French


Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Bicameral legislature with a 217-seat Assembly of the Representatives of the People. Prime Minister (leader of the majority party or of the majority coalition) appointed by the President. The court system influenced by French civil law. Administrative divisions: 24 governorates.

Head of State:
President Beji Caid Essebsi

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Youssef Chahed

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Khemaies Jhinaoui
Commerce: Omar Béhi
Development, Investment and International Cooperation: Mohamed Fadhel Abdelkefi

Main Political Parties:
Nidaa Tounes, Ennahdha, Free Patriotic Union, Afek Tounes, Popular Fron, Machrou Tounes Al Horrat.

Elections:
Legislative: Last in October 2014, next planned for 2019. Presidential: Last in November 2014 (1st round) / December 2014 (2nd round), next planned for 2019.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Tunisia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 55.72 2,026.09
GDP per capita: ($) 4,964.97 55,924.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 1 1.47
Inflation: (%) 3.73 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 14 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $105,599,800
Canadian imports from country: $91,058,423
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Tunisia: $121 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Mohamed Imed Torjemane

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Carol McQueen


November 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Tunisia
Year Exports Imports
2012 $136,883,332 $51,148,705
2013 $107,085,217 $319,888,060
2014 $91,869,296 $74,440,927
2015 $127,097,572 $85,264,788
2016 $105,599,800 $91,058,423
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Tunisia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $163,853 $349,844
02 Veg. Prod. $46,202,860 $9,146,420
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $5,509,901 $26,744,080
04 Food Prod. $477,871 $1,660,202
05 Mineral Prod. $46,232 $132,019
06 Chemical Prod. $1,201,491 $3,207,162
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $525,112 $336,034
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $4,419 $1,077,288
09 Wood Prod. $66,031 $373,628
10 Paper Prod. $2,651,728 $82,074
11 Textiles Prod. $9,699,821 $21,853,131
12 Dress Access. $ $5,506,107
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $49,227 $170,844
14 Precious Metals/stones $11,118 $6,486
15 Base Metal Prod. $132,827 $223,160
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $23,902,638 $14,376,032
17 Vehicles and Equip. $7,389,677 $715,505
18 Specialized Inst. $1,190,748 $4,352,995
19 Arms & Ammunition $24,999 $
20 Misc. Articles $329,039 $748,130
21 Antiques $ $13,552