Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and Trade

Manufacture of leather and footwear

Sector overview

The  Manufacture of leather and footwear Sector counts some 242 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 176 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  128  43  171 
Luggage, handbags and leather accessories  42  11  53 
Clothing in leather  13 

Employment

The Manufacture of leather and footwear sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 24 898 jobs of which 22 670 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 2 228 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Processing and tanning of hides Processing and tanning of hides  352  355  707 
Shoes and shoe uppers  16 054  1 500  17 554 
Luggage, handbags and leather accessories  5 299  404  5 703 
Clothing in leather  1 468  81  1 549 

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 , 81 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 - September 2018