Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and Trade

Industrial Overview

Entreprises

Tunisia's industrial sector is comprised of 5,319 entreprises having 10 or more employees, of which 2,340 are totally exporting enterprises.

Sectors TE* OTE* Total %
Manufacture of food products  212  861  1,073  20.2% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  18  391  409  7.7% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  178  459  637  12.0% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  227  116  343  6.4% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  137  430  567  10.7% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  1,298  272  1,570  29.5% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  21  172  193  3.6% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  173  64  237  4.5% 
Other manufacturing  76  214  290  5.5% 
Total 2,340   2,979  5,319  100% 


Employment

Industrial enterprises with 10 or more employees account for the employment of 517,402 persons.

Sectors Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total Share
Manufacture of food products  17,553  57,472  75,025  14.5% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  701  26,764  27,465  5.3% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  20,386  25,267  45,653  8.8% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  87,028  8,603  95,631  18.5% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  27,184  26,008  53,192  10.3% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  145,702  14,145  159,847  30.9% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  1,650  7,687  9,337  1.8% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  27,213  2,210  29,423  5.7% 
Other manufacturing  8,133  13,696  21,829  4.2% 
Total 335,550  181,852  517,402  100% 

Exports / Imports

For further information, please click the link below: National Institute of Statistics.

The modernization of industrial enterprises

For further information, please click the link below:   Bureau for the National Modernization Program for Industry (BMN)

Partnership

The total number of enterprises with foreign participation is 1,567, 964 are 100% foreign owned. 1,293 are totally exporting enterprises.

Sectors France Italy Germany Belgium Other
Manufacture of food products  28  25  62 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  18  27 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  92  58  40 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  83  66  40  45 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  79  44  11  62 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  252  167  66  73  120 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  11  11  10 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  37  51  14 
Other manufacturing  33  11  28 
Total 620  451  137  97  408 

Breakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(620)
Italy
(451)
Germany
(137)
Belgium
(97)
Other
(408)


Source: Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation - Décembre 2018