Tunisia growth slows to 1 pct in 2016: official data

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TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia’s economic growth slowed to 1 percent in 2016 compared with 1.1 percent in the previous year, official figures showed on Tuesday.

The state statistics institute said the economic growth for the full year 2016 slowed because of a decline in the agricultural sector and in phosphate production.

Tunisia aims to achieve 2.5 percent growth in 2017

The North Africa state has been struggling with a fall in tourism revenues after two major attacks on foreign visitors in 2015. Strikes and protests over jobs also hit the state phosphate business, another government revenue earner.


(Reporting By Tarek Amara)

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