Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and Trade

Industrial Overview

Entreprises

Tunisia's industrial sector is comprised of 5,385 entreprises having 10 or more employees, of which 2,351 are totally exporting enterprises.

Sectors TE* OTE* Total %
Manufacture of food products  214  889  1,103  20.5% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  17  396  413  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  138  435  573  10.6% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  1,306  271  1,577  29.3% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  21  173  194  3.6% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  175  66  241  4.5% 
Other manufacturing  75  216  291  5.4% 
Total 2,351   3,034  5,385  100% 


Employment

Industrial enterprises with 10 or more employees account for the employment of 507,243 persons.

Sectors Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total Share
Manufacture of food products  17,567  57,117  74,684  14.7% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  707  27,596  28,303  5.6% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  20,196  25,177  45,373  8.9% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  83,996  8,782  92,778  18.3% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  27,372  26,146  53,518  10.6% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  142,954  14,621  157,575  31.1% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  1,595  7,978  9,573  1.9% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  22,671  2,239  24,910  4.9% 
Other manufacturing  6,797  13,732  20,529  4.0% 
Total 323,855  183,388  507,243  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 1,585, 976 are 100% foreign owned. 1,304 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  28 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  91  60  43 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  83  66  40  45 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  79  45  11  61 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  254  168  67  74  126 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  11  12 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  37  52  15 
Other manufacturing  32  11  29 
Total 622  458  139  98  421 

Breakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(622)
Italy
(458)
Germany
(139)
Belgium
(98)
Other
(421)


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