Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and Trade

Manufacture of food products

Sector overview

The  Manufacture of food products Sector counts some 1 102 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 210 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  276  303 
Fruits & Vegetables Industries  27  52  79 
Cold Storage  92  106  198 
Seafood Industries  33  40  73 
Cereals and derivatives Industries  10  249  259 
Beverages Industries  58  63 
Milk and derivatives Industries  43  45 
Sugar and derivatives Industries  30  34 
Meat Indutries  29  29 
Other Food Processing industries  25  63  88 

Employment

The Manufacture of food products sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 74 462 jobs of which 17 701 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 56 761 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Vegetable oils and animal fats industries  1 196  6 680  7 876 
Fruits & Vegetables Industries  2 016  4 842  6 858 
Cold Storage  11 534  3 530  15 064 
Seafood Industries  2 083  3 654  5 737 
Cereals and derivatives Industries  453  15 576  16 029 
Beverages Industries  92  8 681  8 773 
Milk and derivatives Industries  29  7 114  7 143 
Sugar and derivatives Industries  133  4 065  4 198 
Meat Indutries  2 245  2 245 
Other Food Processing industries  1 844  5 788  7 632 

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 111 , 30 are 100% foreign owned. 54 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(30)
Italie
(27)
Allemagne
(3)
Belgique
(1)
Autres
(65)

Source: Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation - Décembre 2017