Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and SMEs

Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals

Sector overview

The  Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals Sector counts some 635 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 187 are producing for the export market.

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

Activity TE* OTE* Total
Metallurgy  10 
Manufacture of tubes  10  14 
Transformation of steel  15  16 
Foundry  15  16  31 
Boilermaking  89  97 
Non-Ferrous Metals  10  15 
Forging. stamping. Metallurgy of powder metals 
Treatment of metals  59  56  115 
Metal construction structures and hardware  26  183  209 
Works in metal  15  72  87 
Equipment manufacturing  21  73  94 
Automobile Industries  26  36  62 
Naval Construction  12  17 
Motorcycles and bicycles  19  24 
Miscellaneous 

Employment

The Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 46 884 jobs of which 21 030 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 25 854 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Metallurgy  155  2 061  2 216 
Manufacture of tubes  114  626  740 
Transformation of steel  46  1 830  1 876 
Foundry  978  709  1 687 
Boilermaking  1 259  4 352  5 611 
Non-Ferrous Metals  187  731  918 
Forging. stamping. Metallurgy of powder metals  257  149  406 
Treatment of metals  5 289  2 244  7 533 
Metal construction structures and hardware  3 591  8 637  12 228 
Works in metal  1 286  5 399  6 685 
Equipment manufacturing  3 452  5 642  9 094 
Automobile Industries  6 869  4 058  10 927 
Naval Construction  1 453  235  1 688 
Motorcycles and bicycles  574  1 400  1 974 
Miscellaneous  737  737 

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 194 , 121 are 100% foreign owned. 150 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(97)
Italie
(59)
Allemagne
(3)
Belgique
(5)
Autres
(47)

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