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 637 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 178 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  11  15 
Transformation of steel  17  18 
Foundry  14  16  30 
Boilermaking  91  99 
Non-Ferrous Metals  11  15 
Forging. stamping. Metallurgy of powder metals  12 
Treatment of metals  59  60  119 
Metal construction structures and hardware  27  181  208 
Works in metal  14  75  89 
Equipment manufacturing  22  79  101 
Automobile Industries  23  38  61 
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 45 653 jobs of which 20 386 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 25 267 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Metallurgy  107  2 126  2 233 
Manufacture of tubes  114  658  772 
Transformation of steel  49  1 991  2 040 
Foundry  944  765  1 709 
Boilermaking  1 209  4 315  5 524 
Non-Ferrous Metals  173  747  920 
Forging. stamping. Metallurgy of powder metals  321  185  506 
Treatment of metals  5 409  2 250  7 659 
Metal construction structures and hardware  3 475  8 277  11 752 
Works in metal  1 139  5 063  6 202 
Equipment manufacturing  3 400  5 691  9 091 
Automobile Industries  7 181  4 108  11 289 
Naval Construction  1 252  240  1 492 
Motorcycles and bicycles  582  1 380  1 962 
Miscellaneous  646  646 

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 185 , 116 are 100% foreign owned. 143 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(92)
Italie
(58)
Allemagne
(3)
Belgique
(6)
Autres
(40)

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