Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and Trade

Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass

Sector overview

The  Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass Sector counts some 418 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 18 are producing for the export market.

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

Activity TE* OTE* Total
Cement, lime and plaster  12  15 
Earthenware bricks and profiles  41  41 
Works in concrete or plaster  34  36 
Ceramic tiles  16  16 
Extraction and processing of sand and gravel 
Extraction and processing of stones and marble  174  176 
Ceramic products other than for use in construction industries  21  25 
Work in stone 
Diverse mineral products  10  12 
Glass and glass items  29  31 
Cement Derivatives  75  75 

Employment

The Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 28 379 jobs of which 717 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 27 662 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Cement, lime and plaster  144  3 204  3 348 
Earthenware bricks and profiles  6 877  6 877 
Works in concrete or plaster  80  1 482  1 562 
Ceramic tiles  2 968  2 968 
Extraction and processing of sand and gravel  76  82  158 
Extraction and processing of stones and marble  35  5 818  5 853 
Ceramic products other than for use in construction industries  110  3 401  3 511 
Work in stone  54  50  104 
Diverse mineral products  25  365  390 
Glass and glass items  193  1 392  1 585 
Cement Derivatives  3 449  3 449 

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 50 project ideas and 5 professional files.

Partnership

The total number of enterprises with foreign participation is 48 , 18 are 100% foreign owned. 12 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(6)
Italie
(18)
Allemagne
(2)
Belgique
(1)
Autres
(27)

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