Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and SMEs

Industrial Overview

Entreprises

Tunisia's industrial sector is comprised of 5,334 entreprises having 10 or more employees, of which 2,354 are totally exporting enterprises.

Sectors TE* OTE* Total %
Manufacture of food products  216  874  1,090  20.4% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  19  395  414  7.8% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  187  448  635  11.9% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  226  113  339  6.4% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  139  421  560  10.5% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  1,312  287  1,599  30.0% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  18  167  185  3.5% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  165  63  228  4.3% 
Other manufacturing  72  212  284  5.3% 
Total 2,354   2,980  5,334  100% 


Employment

Industrial enterprises with 10 or more employees account for the employment of 527,162 persons.

Sectors Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total Share
Manufacture of food products  18,020  59,826  77,846  14.8% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  717  27,040  27,757  5.3% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  21,030  25,854  46,884  8.9% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  89,326  8,299  97,625  18.5% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  27,814  26,549  54,363  10.3% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  148,181  15,003  163,184  31.0% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  1,715  7,427  9,142  1.7% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  26,069  2,143  28,212  5.4% 
Other manufacturing  8,596  13,553  22,149  4.2% 
Total 341,468  185,694  527,162  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 1,543, 953 are 100% foreign owned. 1,276 are totally exporting enterprises.

Sectors France Italy Germany Belgium Other
Manufacture of food products  29  23  68 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  20  30 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  97  59  47 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  83  66  37  45 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  73  41  12  62 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  248  164  64  73  120 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  10 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  33  46  10  14 
Other manufacturing  29  11  27 
Total 605  437  135  96  423 

Breakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(605)
Italy
(437)
Germany
(135)
Belgium
(96)
Other
(423)


Source: Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation - January 2020