Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and SMEs

Industrial Overview

Entreprises

Tunisia's industrial sector is comprised of 5,345 entreprises having 10 or more employees, of which 2,366 are totally exporting enterprises.

Sectors TE* OTE* Total %
Manufacture of food products  214  874  1,088  20.4% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  19  395  414  7.7% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  185  449  634  11.9% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  225  113  338  6.3% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  141  420  561  10.5% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  1,314  283  1,597  29.9% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  21  168  189  3.5% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  173  62  235  4.4% 
Other manufacturing  74  214  288  5.4% 
Total 2,366   2,978  5,344  100% 


Employment

Industrial enterprises with 10 or more employees account for the employment of 522,970 persons.

Sectors Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total Share
Manufacture of food products  17,980  59,115  77,095  14.7% 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  712  26,906  27,618  5.3% 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  20,885  25,677  46,562  8.9% 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  87,394  8,444  95,838  18.3% 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  27,609  26,085  53,694  10.3% 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  149,541  14,565  164,106  31.4% 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  1,811  7,363  9,174  1.8% 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  24,885  2,164  27,049  5.2% 
Other manufacturing  8,366  13,448  21,814  4.2% 
Total 339,183  183,767  522,950  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 1,556, 969 are 100% foreign owned. 1,288 are totally exporting enterprises.

Sectors France Italy Germany Belgium Other
Manufacture of food products  28  24  64 
Manufacture of construction products, ceramic and glass  19  29 
Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals  96  58  43 
Manufacture of electric and electronic equipment  82  65  38  45 
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products  75  43  12  64 
Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel  251  168  65  73  120 
Manufacture of wood and wood products  11  10 
Manufacture of leather and footwear  35  50  10  13 
Other manufacturing  30  10  28 
Total 612  446  137  96  416 

Breakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(612)
Italy
(446)
Germany
(137)
Belgium
(96)
Other
(416)


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