Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines

Industrial Overview

Entreprises

Tunisia's industrial sector is comprised of 5,032 entreprises having 10 or more employees, of which 2,198 are totally exporting enterprises.

Sectors TE* OTE* Total %
Manufacture of food products  200  834  1,034  20.5% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  19  366  385  7.7% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  179  422  601  11.9% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  221  110  331  6.6% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  134  410  544  10.8% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  1,207  275  1,482  29.5% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  18  157  175  3.5% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  150  56  206  4.1% 
Other manufacturing  70  204  274  5.4% 
Total 2,198   2,834  5,032  100% 


Employment

Industrial enterprises with 10 or more employees account for the employment of 516,050 persons.

Sectors Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total Share
Manufacture of food products  16,238  57,324  73,562  14.3% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  756  24,905  25,661  5.0% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  20,851  24,635  45,486  8.8% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  97,625  8,156  105,781  20.5% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  28,644  27,096  55,740  10.8% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  139,611  14,734  154,345  29.9% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  2,228  6,800  9,028  1.7% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  21,673  1,669  23,342  4.5% 
Other manufacturing  9,543  13,562  23,105  4.5% 
Total 337,169  178,881  516,050  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 1,451, 912 are 100% foreign owned. 1,196 are totally exporting enterprises.

Sectors France Italy Germany Belgium Other
Manufacture of food products  23  21  66 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  20  30 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  95  49  43 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  80  65  36  46 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  76  37  12  60 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  232  141  64  61  118 
Manufacture of wood and wood products 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  28  44  15 
Other manufacturing  26  10  29 
Total 573  394  135  83  412 

Breakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(573)
Italy
(394)
Germany
(135)
Belgium
(83)
Other
(412)


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