Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and SMEs

Companies with 100% foreign capital

Entreprises

Companies with 100% foreign capital (Industry) is comprised of 966 enterprises having 10 or more employees, of which 910 are totally exporting enterprises.

Sectors TE* OTE* Total %
Manufacture of food products  21  26  2.7% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  13  18  1.9% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  108  116  12.0% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  149  150  15.5% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  76  18  94  9.7% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  419  424  43.9% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  11  13  1.3% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  80  80  8.3% 
Other manufacturing  41  45  4.7% 
Total 910   56  966  100% 

Employment

Companies with 100% foreign capital with 10 or more employees account for the employment of 188,356 persons.

Sectors Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total Share
Manufacture of food products  1,305  183  1,488  0.8% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  292  1,122  1,414  0.8% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  13,568  328  13,896  7.4% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  70,866  13  70,879  37.6% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  9,348  1,080  10,428  5.5% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  61,927  204  62,131  33.0% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  1,378  47  1,425  0.8% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  20,200  20,200  10.7% 
Other manufacturing  6,390  105  6,495  3.4% 
Total 185,274  3,082  188,356  100% 

Partnership

Sectors France Italy Germany Belgium Other
Manufacture of food products  17 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  12 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  64  40  18 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  56  47  31  29 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  52  29  16 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  175  119  44  39  71 
Manufacture of wood and wood products 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  29  40  13 
Other manufacturing  20  17 
Total 406  307  96  52  189 

Breakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(406)
Italy
(307)
Germany
(96)
Belgium
(52)
Other
(189)

Source: Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation - January 2019