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 421 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  14 
Earthenware bricks and profiles  46  46 
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  177 
Ceramic products other than for use in construction industries  22  26 
Work in stone 
Diverse mineral products  11 
Glass and glass items  30  32 
Cement Derivatives  74  74 

Employment

The Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 28 541 jobs of which 730 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 27 811 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Cement, lime and plaster  134  3 139  3 273 
Earthenware bricks and profiles  7 226  7 226 
Works in concrete or plaster  85  1 595  1 680 
Ceramic tiles  2 999  2 999 
Extraction and processing of sand and gravel  78  79  157 
Extraction and processing of stones and marble  45  5 738  5 783 
Ceramic products other than for use in construction industries  117  3 425  3 542 
Work in stone  54  32  86 
Diverse mineral products  25  316  341 
Glass and glass items  192  1 379  1 571 
Cement Derivatives  3 317  3 317 

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 - March 2018