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 1 596 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 1 326 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  121  32  153 
Manufacture of fabric and knitted wear  1 069  147  1 216 
Other textile industries  207  92  299 

Employment

The Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 157 857 jobs of which 143 079 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 14 778 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Thread  1 081  985  2 066 
Fabric making  1 740  886  2 626 
Finishes  7 136  963  8 099 
Hosiery  15 395  1 769  17 164 
Manufacture of fabric and knitted wear  117 702  7 236  124 938 
Other textile industries  26 486  6 233  32 719 

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 661 , 442 are 100% foreign owned. 643 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(256)
Italie
(175)
Allemagne
(70)
Belgique
(75)
Autres
(131)

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