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 1 577 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 1 306 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  29  12  41 
Hosiery  117  33  150 
Manufacture of fabric and knitted wear  1 057  152  1 209 
Other textile industries  201  86  287 

Employment

The Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 157 575 jobs of which 142 954 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 14 621 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Thread  1 017  986  2 003 
Fabric making  1 661  884  2 545 
Finishes  7 628  979  8 607 
Hosiery  15 973  1 719  17 692 
Manufacture of fabric and knitted wear  117 766  8 009  125 775 
Other textile industries  26 977  5 241  32 218 

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 644 , 432 are 100% foreign owned. 627 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(254)
Italie
(168)
Allemagne
(67)
Belgique
(74)
Autres
(126)

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