Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and SMEs

Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass

Sector overview

The  Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass Sector counts some 414 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 19 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  15  18 
Earthenware bricks and profiles  38  38 
Works in concrete or plaster  32  33 
Ceramic tiles  13  13 
Extraction and processing of sand and gravel 
Extraction and processing of stones and marble  164  167 
Ceramic products other than for use in construction industries  23  27 
Work in stone 
Diverse mineral products  10  12 
Glass and glass items  32  35 
Cement Derivatives  75  75 

Employment

The Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 27 757 jobs of which 717 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 27 040 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Cement, lime and plaster  84  2 861  2 945 
Earthenware bricks and profiles  6 583  6 583 
Works in concrete or plaster  14  1 500  1 514 
Ceramic tiles  2 812  2 812 
Extraction and processing of sand and gravel  79  81  160 
Extraction and processing of stones and marble  50  5 387  5 437 
Ceramic products other than for use in construction industries  124  3 599  3 723 
Work in stone  54  45  99 
Diverse mineral products  25  373  398 
Glass and glass items  287  1 478  1 765 
Cement Derivatives  3 523  3 523 

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 51 , 20 are 100% foreign owned. 13 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(4)
Italie
(20)
Allemagne
(2)
Belgique
(1)
Autres
(30)

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