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Tunisia Q1 growth 2.1 pct vs zero growth in Q1 a year ago- stats institute

Tunisia Q1 growth 2.1% vs zero growth in Q1 a year ago Photo Credit:REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
Growth was bolstered by a recovery in state phosphate production and tourism.


TUNIS, May 15 (Reuters) - Tunisia's economy grew by 2.1 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared to zero growth in the same quarter a year ago, the statistics institute said on Monday.

The institute said growth was bolstered by a recovery in state phosphate production and tourism, which had been hit hard by Islamist militant attacks in 2015.

(Reporting by Tarek Amara; Editing by Toby Chopra and Patrick Markey)