Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines

Companies with 100% foreign capital

Entreprises

Companies with 100% foreign capital (Industry) is comprised of 923 enterprises having 10 or more employees, of which 870 are totally exporting enterprises.

Sectors TE* OTE* Total %
Manufacture of food products  20  23  2.5% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  13  21  2.3% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  111  118  12.8% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  144  145  15.7% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  73  15  88  9.5% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  398  404  43.8% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  10  1.1% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  71  72  7.8% 
Other manufacturing  38  42  4.6% 
Total 870   53  923  100% 

Employment

Companies with 100% foreign capital with 10 or more employees account for the employment of 187,582 persons.

Sectors Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total Share
Manufacture of food products  1,618  136  1,754  0.9% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  491  1,072  1,563  0.8% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  14,007  319  14,326  7.6% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  73,281  350  73,631  39.3% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  9,285  1,065  10,350  5.5% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  60,821  594  61,415  32.7% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  1,741  57  1,798  1.0% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  15,863  37  15,900  8.5% 
Other manufacturing  6,672  173  6,845  3.6% 
Total 183,779  3,803  187,582  100% 

Partnership

Sectors France Italy Germany Belgium Other
Manufacture of food products  20 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  13 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  68  37  22 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  55  43  29  29 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  50  25  16 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  168  105  42  42  69 
Manufacture of wood and wood products 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  24  36  13 
Other manufacturing  18  17 
Total 391  274  94  53  196 

Breakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(391)
Italy
(274)
Germany
(94)
Belgium
(53)
Other
(196)

Source: Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation - January 2021