Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and Trade

Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals

Sector overview

The  Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals Sector counts some 650 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 177 are producing for the export market.

Breakdown of enterprises employing 10 or more persons by activity and regime

Activity TE* OTE* Total
Metallurgy  11 
Manufacture of tubes  12  16 
Transformation of steel  17  18 
Foundry  14  16  30 
Boilermaking  93  101 
Non-Ferrous Metals  13  16 
Forging. stamping. Metallurgy of powder metals  12 
Treatment of metals  58  60  118 
Metal construction structures and hardware  27  184  211 
Works in metal  14  81  95 
Equipment manufacturing  22  80  102 
Automobile Industries  24  39  63 
Naval Construction  11  14 
Motorcycles and bicycles  19  24 
Miscellaneous 

Employment

The Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 43 919 jobs of which 18 911 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 25 008 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Metallurgy  105  2 193  2 298 
Manufacture of tubes  96  664  760 
Transformation of steel  49  2 023  2 072 
Foundry  999  767  1 766 
Boilermaking  1 201  4 207  5 408 
Non-Ferrous Metals  111  934  1 045 
Forging. stamping. Metallurgy of powder metals  308  192  500 
Treatment of metals  5 278  2 190  7 468 
Metal construction structures and hardware  3 347  8 269  11 616 
Works in metal  973  4 971  5 944 
Equipment manufacturing  3 093  5 643  8 736 
Automobile Industries  6 673  3 963  10 636 
Naval Construction  1 122  240  1 362 
Motorcycles and bicycles  546  1 298  1 844 
Miscellaneous  447  447 

Exports / Imports

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Development perspectives

The Center for Studies and Industrial Prospects (CEPI) has identified more than 100 project ideas and 9 professional files.

Partnership

The total number of enterprises with foreign participation is 186 , 119 are 100% foreign owned. 144 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(90)
Italie
(60)
Allemagne
(3)
Belgique
(6)
Autres
(43)

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