Tunisia could achieve a GDP growth of 4% in 2013 as expected, provided that the forthcoming political dates are set, calm and security restored and normal activity in strategic economic sectors resumes, Director of the National Institute of Statistics (INS) Jaleleddine Ben Rejeb said at a press briefing held Tuesday.
Presenting the indicators of the second quarter of 2013, Mr. Ben Rejeb added that the recovery of production in such vital sectors as mining, phosphate and chemical industries will allow the achievement of the expected rate (4%).
In order to achieve a growth rate of 4% this year, Tunisia should achieve a rate of 5% in the second half of the year.
Preliminary results of the quarterly accounts of the INS reported a 3.2% growth of GDP at constant prices in the second quarter of 2013, compared to the same period of 2012.
Tunisia has achieved a growth rate of 3% in the first half of 2013, compared to the same period of 2012.