Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and SMEs

Manufacture of food products

Sector overview

The  Manufacture of food products Sector counts some 1 090 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 216 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  28  295  323 
Fruits & Vegetables Industries  28  51  79 
Cold Storage  92  93  185 
Seafood Industries  31  38  69 
Cereals and derivatives Industries  227  236 
Beverages Industries  58  62 
Milk and derivatives Industries  46  50 
Sugar and derivatives Industries  30  33 
Meat Indutries  24  24 
Other Food Processing industries  30  67  97 

Employment

The Manufacture of food products sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 77 846 jobs of which 18 020 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 59 826 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Vegetable oils and animal fats industries  1 240  7 072  8 312 
Fruits & Vegetables Industries  2 050  4 681  6 731 
Cold Storage  11 286  3 906  15 192 
Seafood Industries  2 078  3 909  5 987 
Cereals and derivatives Industries  508  16 189  16 697 
Beverages Industries  105  9 266  9 371 
Milk and derivatives Industries  94  7 672  7 766 
Sugar and derivatives Industries  100  4 288  4 388 
Meat Indutries  2 242  2 242 
Other Food Processing industries  2 021  6 420  8 441 

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 106 , 26 are 100% foreign owned. 53 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(29)
Italie
(23)
Allemagne
(4)
Belgique
(1)
Autres
(68)

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