Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and Trade

Industrial Overview

Entreprises

Tunisia's industrial sector is comprised of 5,432 entreprises having 10 or more employees, of which 2,381 are totally exporting enterprises.

Sectors TE* OTE* Total %
Manufacture of food products  210  892  1,102  20.3% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  16  400  416  7.7% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  179  469  648  11.9% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  232  119  351  6.5% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  137  439  576  10.6% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  1,334  275  1,609  29.6% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  23  177  200  3.7% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  173  64  237  4.4% 
Other manufacturing  77  216  293  5.4% 
Total 2,381   3,051  5,432  100% 


Employment

Industrial enterprises with 10 or more employees account for the employment of 505,254 persons.

Sectors Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total Share
Manufacture of food products  17,701  56,761  74,462  14.7% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  576  27,787  28,363  5.6% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  18,397  24,985  43,382  8.6% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  83,815  8,738  92,553  18.3% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  25,990  25,621  51,611  10.2% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  143,496  15,166  158,662  31.4% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  1,676  8,225  9,901  2.0% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  24,165  2,138  26,303  5.2% 
Other manufacturing  5,913  14,104  20,017  4.0% 
Total 321,729  183,525  505,254  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 1,618, 1,005 are 100% foreign owned. 1,333 are totally exporting enterprises.

Sectors France Italy Germany Belgium Other
Manufacture of food products  30  27  65 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  18  27 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  91  61  41 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  86  68  39  47 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  80  44  11  61 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  259  180  68  76  132 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  10  12  10 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  36  52  15 
Other manufacturing  32  11  29 
Total 630  473  139  102  427 

Breakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(630)
Italy
(473)
Germany
(139)
Belgium
(102)
Other
(427)


Source: Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation - Décembre 2017