August 15, 2017 / 1:52 PM / 3 years ago

Tunisia's economy grew 1.9 pct in first half of 2017: statistics institute

Tourists poses for picture in downtown Tunis, Tunisia, August 4, 2017. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia’s economy grew by 1.9 percent in the first half of 2017, up from 1 percent in the same period last year, the national statistics institute said on Tuesday.

The institute said the improvement in growth was due to better performance in the agricultural and service sectors.

Reporting by Tarek Amara, Writing by Aidan Lewis, Editing by Angus MacSwan

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