Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and SMEs

Companies in the Services Sector

Operational companies

The Tunisian companies (Services) is comprised of 3,008 enterprises, of which 1,073 are totally exporting enterprises

Sectors TE* OTE* Total %
Installation, maintenance and equipment repair  37  157  194  6.4% 
Education and professional training  263  265  8.8% 
Environmental protection  39  41  1.4% 
Telecommunications Services  158  43  201  6.7% 
Services provided to firms  565  621  1,186  39.4% 
Computer services  291  260  551  18.3% 
Transport  171  179  6.0% 
Research and development services  0.3% 
Health and social work services  89  90  3.0% 
Services recreative, cultural and sport  12  12  0.4% 
Other services linked to industry  275  280  9.3% 
Total 1,073   1,935  3,008  100% 


Employment

The Tunisian companies (Services)account for the employment 76,688 persons.

Sectors Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total Share
Installation, maintenance and equipment repair  716  1,929  2,645  3.4% 
Education and professional training  11  4,024  4,035  5.3% 
Environmental protection  6,029  6,037  7.9% 
Telecommunications Services  11,988  3,726  15,714  20.5% 
Services provided to firms  2,960  9,055  12,015  15.7% 
Computer services  7,485  3,208  10,693  13.9% 
Transport  222  6,876  7,098  9.3% 
Research and development services  23  124  147  0.2% 
Health and social work services  2,840  2,845  3.7% 
Services recreative, cultural and sport  125  125  0.2% 
Other services linked to industry  290  15,044  15,334  20.0% 
Total 23,708  52,980  76,688  100% 

Partnership

The total number of enterprises (services) with foreign participation is 816 , 531 are 100% foreign owned. 664 are totally exporting enterprises.

Sectors France Italy Germany Belgium Other
Installation, maintenance and equipment repair  10 
Education and professional training 
Environmental protection 
Telecommunications Services  56  10  23 
Services provided to firms  184  112  16  14  150 
Computer services  151  15  10  66 
Transport 
Research and development services 
Health and social work services 
Other services linked to industry 
Total 416  148  30  26  264 

Breakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(416)
Italy
(148)
Germany
(30)
Belgium
(26)
Other
(264)


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