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 413 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 17 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  14 
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  172  174 
Ceramic products other than for use in construction industries  21  25 
Work in stone 
Diverse mineral products  11 
Glass and glass items  29  31 
Cement Derivatives  74  74 

Employment

The Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 28 303 jobs of which 707 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 27 596 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Cement, lime and plaster  134  3 204  3 338 
Earthenware bricks and profiles  6 877  6 877 
Works in concrete or plaster  80  1 480  1 560 
Ceramic tiles  3 052  3 052 
Extraction and processing of sand and gravel  76  82  158 
Extraction and processing of stones and marble  35  5 746  5 781 
Ceramic products other than for use in construction industries  110  3 385  3 495 
Work in stone  54  50  104 
Diverse mineral products  25  353  378 
Glass and glass items  193  1 392  1 585 
Cement Derivatives  3 401  3 401 

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
(28)

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