Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and Trade

Industrial Overview

Entreprises

Tunisia's industrial sector is comprised of 5,434 entreprises having 10 or more employees, of which 2,379 are totally exporting enterprises.

Sectors TE* OTE* Total %
Manufacture of food products  215  889  1,104  20.3% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  18  403  421  7.7% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  177  473  650  12.0% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  229  121  350  6.4% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  140  435  575  10.6% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  1,326  270  1,596  29.4% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  22  180  202  3.7% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  175  66  241  4.4% 
Other manufacturing  77  218  295  5.4% 
Total 2,379   3,055  5,434  100% 


Employment

Industrial enterprises with 10 or more employees account for the employment of 505,238 persons.

Sectors Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total Share
Manufacture of food products  17,761  56,956  74,717  14.8% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  730  27,811  28,541  5.6% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  18,911  25,008  43,919  8.7% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  84,818  8,787  93,605  18.5% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  26,142  25,920  52,062  10.3% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  143,079  14,778  157,857  31.2% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  1,590  8,327  9,917  2.0% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  22,308  2,217  24,525  4.9% 
Other manufacturing  5,973  14,122  20,095  4.0% 
Total 321,312  183,926  505,238  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 1,607, 994 are 100% foreign owned. 1,324 are totally exporting enterprises.

Sectors France Italy Germany Belgium Other
Manufacture of food products  29  26  65 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  18  28 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  90  60  43 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  84  67  39  46 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  80  45  11  61 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  256  175  70  75  131 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  11  12 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  37  52  15 
Other manufacturing  32  11  29 
Total 625  466  142  100  427 

Breakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(625)
Italy
(466)
Germany
(142)
Belgium
(100)
Other
(427)


Source: Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation - March 2018