Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and Trade

Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel

Sector overview

The  Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel Sector counts some 1 570 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 1 298 are producing for the export market.

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

Activity TE* OTE* Total
Thread  16  21 
Fabric making  12  15  27 
Finishes  30  13  43 
Hosiery  117  36  153 
Manufacture of fabric and knitted wear  1 053  152  1 205 
Other textile industries  197  83  280 

Employment

The Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 159 847 jobs of which 145 702 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 14 145 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Thread  1 026  977  2 003 
Fabric making  1 973  862  2 835 
Finishes  8 692  764  9 456 
Hosiery  16 740  1 570  18 310 
Manufacture of fabric and knitted wear  118 860  7 855  126 715 
Other textile industries  27 772  4 905  32 677 

Exports / Imports

For further information, please click the link below:  National Institute of Statistics

Development perspectives

The Center for Studies and Industrial Prospects (CEPI) has identified more than 11 project ideas

Partnership

The total number of enterprises with foreign participation is 637 , 424 are 100% foreign owned. 620 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(252)
Italie
(167)
Allemagne
(66)
Belgique
(73)
Autres
(120)

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