Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and SMEs

Manufacture of leather and footwear

Sector overview

The  Manufacture of leather and footwear Sector counts some 228 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 165 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  119  41  160 
Luggage, handbags and leather accessories  39  10  49 
Clothing in leather  10  14 

Employment

The Manufacture of leather and footwear sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 28 212 jobs of which 26 069 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 2 143 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Processing and tanning of hides Processing and tanning of hides  361  362  723 
Shoes and shoe uppers  17 000  1 422  18 422 
Luggage, handbags and leather accessories  5 751  388  6 139 
Clothing in leather  3 439  83  3 522 

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 96 , 75 are 100% foreign owned. 94 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(33)
Italie
(46)
Allemagne
(10)
Belgique
(3)
Autres
(14)

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