Exporting guide to Tunisia

Tunisia is a North African country and seaboard to the Mediterranean Sea. It is a major gateway to both Europe and Africa. Economic growth is slowly gaining steam with steady GDP growth, which is expected to continue. Total UK exports to Tunisia amounted to £270 million in the year to June 2019, representing an increase of 8.4% (ONS, 2019).

Improving economic conditions

Tunisia's import market has grown overall for the last five years, and growth is projected to continue year on year until at least 2024 (IMF, 2019). The country has also experienced positive GDP growth every year over the same period. If you are planning to export to Tunisia, or plan to sell to the wider African market, Tunisia may be a good market for you.

Demand for UK goods

Tunisia is the UK's 96th largest export market, and 75% of all exports in the year up until March 2018 were goods (ONS, 2019). The top goods imported from the UK were oil, textiles, medicines, cars and electrical goods (ONS, 2019). Therefore, if you are a UK business exporting these goods, Tunisia could be a good market for you.

A sunset in Tunisia

Ease of doing business


out of 190 countries (World Bank, 2019)



Business language

French, English

GDP per capita


UK is $42,558 (IMF, 2018)

Economic growth


(IMF, 2018)

Time zone

GMT +1


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