Tunisia's economy is heavily reliant on agriculture, which accounts for 16% of GDP and 12% of labor. Agriculture policies in the country are influenced by ties to the European Union, including market control and food processing. About 20% of farm products were exported, with a total value of around $10 billion. Tunisia is a major producer and exporter of dates, citrus products, and olive oil, as well as a major importer of wheat, sugar, vegetable products, barley, soybeans, and corn.
Tunisia's oil and refinery industry produces a moderate amount of crude oil and natural gas. The Mediterranean coastline has abundant reserves that are expected to last 45 years. Tunisia has a 5,310 megawatt electricity and energy production center. 97% of electricity is generated using fossil fuels. Tunisia also manufactures automated parts for automobiles and other vehicles. Tunisia's tourism industry is booming, with nearly 9.4 million visitors expected this year. The government has been working hard to expand the sector in order to generate more revenue and jobs.
Tunisia's service sector includes telecommunications and information and communication technology (ICT), professional services, air and maritime transport, logistics, tourism, and health and education services. The growth of the service sector is a direct result of regional infrastructure, education, and foreign investment.