Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and Trade

Industrial Overview

Entreprises

Tunisia's industrial sector is comprised of 5,406 entreprises having 10 or more employees, of which 2,363 are totally exporting enterprises.

Sectors TE* OTE* Total %
Manufacture of food products  216  886  1,102  20.4% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  18  400  418  7.7% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  178  469  647  12.0% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  227  119  346  6.4% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  137  437  574  10.6% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  1,315  275  1,590  29.4% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  21  174  195  3.6% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  176  66  242  4.5% 
Other manufacturing  75  217  292  5.4% 
Total 2,363   3,043  5,406  100% 


Employment

Industrial enterprises with 10 or more employees account for the employment of 512,155 persons.

Sectors Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total Share
Manufacture of food products  17,784  57,160  74,944  14.6% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  717  27,670  28,387  5.5% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  20,248  25,090  45,338  8.9% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  86,414  8,820  95,234  18.6% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  27,317  26,093  53,410  10.4% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  145,114  14,606  159,720  31.2% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  1,641  7,822  9,463  1.8% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  22,670  2,228  24,898  4.9% 
Other manufacturing  6,966  13,795  20,761  4.1% 
Total 328,871  183,284  512,155  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 1,584, 972 are 100% foreign owned. 1,302 are totally exporting enterprises.

Sectors France Italy Germany Belgium Other
Manufacture of food products  29  26  65 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  18  27 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  92  59  43 
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  169  66  75  122 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  11  12  10 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  37  52  15 
Other manufacturing  32  11  29 
Total 621  457  138  99  418 

Breakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(621)
Italy
(457)
Germany
(138)
Belgium
(99)
Other
(418)


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