Tourism plays as stimulus to Tunisia’s economic growth

By on May 15, 2017


Tunisia's National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Monday that the country's economic growth in the first quarter of 2017 reached 2.1 percent year-on-year. (Photo: Daniel Hausner/ Wikipedia)
Tunisia’s National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Monday that the country’s economic growth in the first quarter of 2017 reached 2.1 percent year-on-year. (Photo: Daniel Hausner/ Wikipedia)

TUNIS–Tunisia’s National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Monday that the country’s economic growth in the first quarter of 2017 reached 2.1 percent year-on-year.

According to NSI, the Tunisian GDP grew 0.9 percent from the last quarter of 2016.

The NSI attributed such growth to the positive performance of tourism sector, which posts a growth of 35 percent.

However, the manufacturing sector declined 1.1 percent, while non-manufacturing industries saw a mild growth of 0.2 percent, it said.