Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and Trade

Manufacture of food products

Sector overview

The  Manufacture of food products Sector counts some 1 104 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 215 are producing for the export market.

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

Activity TE* OTE* Total
Vegetable oils and animal fats industries  27  274  301 
Fruits & Vegetables Industries  27  53  80 
Cold Storage  93  107  200 
Seafood Industries  35  40  75 
Cereals and derivatives Industries  10  250  260 
Beverages Industries  58  63 
Milk and derivatives Industries  45  47 
Sugar and derivatives Industries  29  33 
Meat Indutries  26  26 
Other Food Processing industries  27  61  88 

Employment

The Manufacture of food products sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 74 717 jobs of which 17 761 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 56 956 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Vegetable oils and animal fats industries  1 196  6 710  7 906 
Fruits & Vegetables Industries  2 052  4 966  7 018 
Cold Storage  11 277  3 557  14 834 
Seafood Industries  2 111  3 691  5 802 
Cereals and derivatives Industries  461  15 717  16 178 
Beverages Industries  92  8 819  8 911 
Milk and derivatives Industries  29  7 248  7 277 
Sugar and derivatives Industries  133  4 063  4 196 
Meat Indutries  2 152  2 152 
Other Food Processing industries  2 096  5 545  7 641 

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 11 professional files.

Partnership

The total number of enterprises with foreign participation is 109 , 29 are 100% foreign owned. 53 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(29)
Italie
(26)
Allemagne
(3)
Belgique
(1)
Autres
(65)

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