Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and Trade

Manufacture of leather and footwear

Sector overview

The  Manufacture of leather and footwear Sector counts some 241 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 175 are producing for the export market.

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

Activity TE* OTE* Total
Processing and tanning of hides Processing and tanning of hides  12  15 
Shoes and shoe uppers  125  43  168 
Luggage, handbags and leather accessories  41  11  52 
Clothing in leather  11  15 

Employment

The Manufacture of leather and footwear sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 24 525 jobs of which 22 308 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 2 217 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Processing and tanning of hides Processing and tanning of hides  652  367  1 019 
Shoes and shoe uppers  15 757  1 471  17 228 
Luggage, handbags and leather accessories  4 882  404  5 286 
Clothing in leather  1 550  87  1 637 

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 3 professional files.

Partnership

The total number of enterprises with foreign participation is 106 , 82 are 100% foreign owned. 105 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(37)
Italie
(52)
Allemagne
(9)
Belgique
(3)
Autres
(15)

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