In its report on the global economic outlook released Tuesday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Tunisia’s unemployment rate in Tunisia is the highest in the MENA (Middle East & North Africa), i.e. 16.7 % in 2013, a rate that fell to 16.0 % this year and 15.0 % in 2015.
On consumer prices, they are expected to decline 5.5% this year against 6.1 % in 2013 and further decrease to 5.0 % in 2015.
Regarding the current account, it is expected to drop to -6.7 % this year and to -5.7 % in 2015, after peaking at -8.4 % in 2013.
In terms of growth rates, IMF projections expect about 3.0 % in 2014 and 4.5 % in 2015.
The IMF says that “growth is expected to strengthen, with renewed confidence generated by the promulgation of a new constitution, reduced security tensions and reforms before the elections.”