Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and SMEs

Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel

Sector overview

The  Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel Sector counts some 1 599 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 1 312 are producing for the export market.

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

Activity TE* OTE* Total
Thread  15  20 
Fabric making  12  16  28 
Finishes  28  11  39 
Hosiery  121  35  156 
Manufacture of fabric and knitted wear  1 063  170  1 233 
Other textile industries  197  81  278 

Employment

The Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 163 184 jobs of which 148 181 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 15 003 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Thread  1 055  952  2 007 
Fabric making  2 126  834  2 960 
Finishes  8 710  756  9 466 
Hosiery  16 559  1 620  18 179 
Manufacture of fabric and knitted wear  120 992  8 965  129 957 
Other textile industries  28 311  4 643  32 954 

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 628 , 420 are 100% foreign owned. 611 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(248)
Italie
(164)
Allemagne
(64)
Belgique
(73)
Autres
(120)

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