North Africa

Tunisia

Gone are the days when Tunisia was a net energy exporter. A lack of investment has seen oil and gas output slump in recent years but this looks unlikely to change any time soon.

State of Play

The only success of the 2011 ‘Arab Spring’, for Tunisia ‘success’ is relative. The economy has stagnated and political instability remains. Weak ‘consensus’ governments have failed to take tough economic decisions needed to strengthen the economy. Coupled with the effect of lower oil prices since late-2014, investment in the oil and gas sector has slumped. Making ‘success’ sustainable is a long-term project.

2019 In Numbers
Crude Output 35 '000 b/d
Gas Output 1.8 bcm
Oil Rig Count 2 -
Installed Capacity 5.9 GW
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SELECTED DATA

Tunisia's Oil And Gas Output Has Been On A Near Continuous Fall Since 2010

Tourist Arrivals To Tunisia Reach A Record 9.5mn In 2019 Earning $1.9bn In Revenues

Tunisia's 2019 Trade Balance ($Bn) Sees 8% Improvement But A Record $2.7bn Energy Deficit Tapers Gains

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