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 647 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  12  16 
Transformation of steel  17  18 
Foundry  14  16  30 
Boilermaking  91  99 
Non-Ferrous Metals  12  16 
Forging. stamping. Metallurgy of powder metals  12 
Treatment of metals  58  62  120 
Metal construction structures and hardware  27  185  212 
Works in metal  14  77  91 
Equipment manufacturing  22  79  101 
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 45 338 jobs of which 20 248 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 25 090 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Metallurgy  107  2 170  2 277 
Manufacture of tubes  114  672  786 
Transformation of steel  49  2 034  2 083 
Foundry  1 004  762  1 766 
Boilermaking  1 209  4 211  5 420 
Non-Ferrous Metals  173  933  1 106 
Forging. stamping. Metallurgy of powder metals  321  185  506 
Treatment of metals  5 353  2 268  7 621 
Metal construction structures and hardware  3 457  8 357  11 814 
Works in metal  1 109  5 065  6 174 
Equipment manufacturing  3 386  5 759  9 145 
Automobile Industries  7 451  4 057  11 508 
Naval Construction  1 128  240  1 368 
Motorcycles and bicycles  556  1 029  1 585 
Miscellaneous  437  437 

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 187 , 118 are 100% foreign owned. 144 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(92)
Italie
(59)
Allemagne
(3)
Belgique
(6)
Autres
(43)

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