Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and SMEs

Industrial Overview

Entreprises

Tunisia's industrial sector is comprised of 5,328 entreprises having 10 or more employees, of which 2,350 are totally exporting enterprises.

Sectors TE* OTE* Total %
Manufacture of food products  213  868  1,081  20.3% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  19  395  414  7.8% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  187  449  636  11.9% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  226  114  340  6.4% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  140  423  563  10.6% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  1,311  287  1,598  30.0% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  17  167  184  3.5% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  165  63  228  4.3% 
Other manufacturing  72  212  284  5.3% 
Total 2,350   2,978  5,328  100% 


Employment

Industrial enterprises with 10 or more employees account for the employment of 526,916 persons.

Sectors Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total Share
Manufacture of food products  17,744  59,591  77,335  14.7% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  738  26,900  27,638  5.2% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  21,469  25,877  47,346  9.0% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  90,137  8,319  98,456  18.7% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  27,818  26,582  54,400  10.3% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  147,334  14,979  162,313  30.8% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  1,649  7,436  9,085  1.7% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  26,107  2,143  28,250  5.4% 
Other manufacturing  8,588  13,505  22,093  4.2% 
Total 341,584  185,332  526,916  100% 

Exports / Imports

For further information, please click the link below: National Institute of Statistics.

The modernization of industrial enterprises

For further information, please click the link below:   Bureau for the National Modernization Program for Industry (BMN)

Partnership

The total number of enterprises with foreign participation is 1,539, 951 are 100% foreign owned. 1,273 are totally exporting enterprises.

Sectors France Italy Germany Belgium Other
Manufacture of food products  29  23  67 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  20  30 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  97  59  47 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  83  66  37  45 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  73  40  12  62 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  248  164  64  73  119 
Manufacture of wood and wood products 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  33  46  10  14 
Other manufacturing  29  11  27 
Total 605  436  135  96  420 

Breakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(605)
Italy
(436)
Germany
(135)
Belgium
(96)
Other
(420)


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