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 1 590 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 1 315 are producing for the export market.

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

Activity TE* OTE* Total
Thread  17  22 
Fabric making  11  15  26 
Finishes  30  13  43 
Hosiery  120  36  156 
Manufacture of fabric and knitted wear  1 066  154  1 220 
Other textile industries  199  86  285 

Employment

The Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 159 720 jobs of which 145 114 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 14 606 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Thread  1 031  987  2 018 
Fabric making  1 661  872  2 533 
Finishes  8 267  995  9 262 
Hosiery  16 841  1 717  18 558 
Manufacture of fabric and knitted wear  118 508  8 100  126 608 
Other textile industries  27 323  5 161  32 484 

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 642 , 428 are 100% foreign owned. 625 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(252)
Italie
(169)
Allemagne
(66)
Belgique
(75)
Autres
(122)

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