Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and Trade

Manufacture of leather and footwear

Sector overview

The  Manufacture of leather and footwear Sector counts some 237 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 173 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  14 
Shoes and shoe uppers  127  41  168 
Luggage, handbags and leather accessories  40  11  51 
Clothing in leather  13 

Employment

The Manufacture of leather and footwear sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 29 423 jobs of which 27 213 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 2 210 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Processing and tanning of hides Processing and tanning of hides  347  355  702 
Shoes and shoe uppers  18 681  1 480  20 161 
Luggage, handbags and leather accessories  5 299  404  5 703 
Clothing in leather  3 389  83  3 472 

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 104 , 80 are 100% foreign owned. 103 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(37)
Italie
(51)
Allemagne
(9)
Belgique
(3)
Autres
(14)

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