Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and SMEs

Companies with 100% foreign capital

Entreprises

Companies with 100% foreign capital (Industry) is comprised of 970 enterprises having 10 or more employees, of which 914 are totally exporting enterprises.

Sectors TE* OTE* Total %
Manufacture of food products  21  25  2.6% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  13  19  2.0% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  111  119  12.3% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  147  148  15.3% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  75  18  93  9.6% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  425  430  44.3% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  11  14  1.4% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  79  79  8.1% 
Other manufacturing  39  43  4.4% 
Total 914   56  970  100% 

Employment

Companies with 100% foreign capital with 10 or more employees account for the employment of 186,785 persons.

Sectors Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total Share
Manufacture of food products  1,280  162  1,442  0.8% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  411  1,039  1,450  0.8% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  13,683  337  14,020  7.5% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  70,250  13  70,263  37.6% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  8,875  1,139  10,014  5.4% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  63,896  204  64,100  34.3% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  1,543  68  1,611  0.9% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  16,957  16,957  9.1% 
Other manufacturing  6,811  117  6,928  3.7% 
Total 183,706  3,079  186,785  100% 

Partnership

Sectors France Italy Germany Belgium Other
Manufacture of food products  18 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  12 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  67  41  18 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  54  47  30  30 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  51  29  16 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  176  122  44  41  72 
Manufacture of wood and wood products 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  29  39  12 
Other manufacturing  19  17 
Total 406  308  97  52  193 

Breakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(406)
Italy
(308)
Germany
(97)
Belgium
(52)
Other
(193)

Source: Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation - June 2019