Tunisia’s gross domestic product (in volume) posted a growth of 2.1% in the third quarter 2017, compared to the same quarter of the year 2016 and 0,7% compared to the second quarter of the current year, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) announced on Wednesday.
To this end, the Tunisian economy grew 1.9% in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.
The INS points to a 2.8% increase in the manufacturing industries in the third quarter.
This growth mainly concerned the sectors of the agricultural and food industries (+ 3.4%), the chemical industries (+ 5.1%) and the mechanical and electrical industries (+ 2.8%).
However, the institute notes a 3.3% decline in the value added of non-manufacturing industries during the third quarter due to the 21.6% drop in production of the oil and gas extraction sector.