Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and Trade

Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals

Sector overview

The  Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals Sector counts some 648 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 179 are producing for the export market.

Breakdown of enterprises employing 10 or more persons by activity and regime

Activity TE* OTE* Total
Metallurgy  11 
Manufacture of tubes  12  16 
Transformation of steel  16  17 
Foundry  14  16  30 
Boilermaking  92  100 
Non-Ferrous Metals  12  15 
Forging. stamping. Metallurgy of powder metals  11 
Treatment of metals  58  59  117 
Metal construction structures and hardware  27  182  209 
Works in metal  14  79  93 
Equipment manufacturing  23  82  105 
Automobile Industries  24  39  63 
Naval Construction  11  15 
Motorcycles and bicycles  19  24 
Miscellaneous 

Employment

The Manufacture of mechanicals and basic metals sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 43 382 jobs of which 18 397 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 24 985 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Metallurgy  105  2 193  2 298 
Manufacture of tubes  96  664  760 
Transformation of steel  49  2 016  2 065 
Foundry  999  665  1 664 
Boilermaking  1 201  4 250  5 451 
Non-Ferrous Metals  111  873  984 
Forging. stamping. Metallurgy of powder metals  285  182  467 
Treatment of metals  5 141  2 361  7 502 
Metal construction structures and hardware  3 330  8 255  11 585 
Works in metal  973  4 918  5 891 
Equipment manufacturing  3 113  5 663  8 776 
Automobile Industries  6 281  3 930  10 211 
Naval Construction  1 122  280  1 402 
Motorcycles and bicycles  546  1 298  1 844 
Miscellaneous  445  445 

Exports / Imports

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Development perspectives

The Center for Studies and Industrial Prospects (CEPI) has identified more than 100 project ideas and 9 professional files.

Partnership

The total number of enterprises with foreign participation is 185 , 120 are 100% foreign owned. 145 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(91)
Italie
(61)
Allemagne
(2)
Belgique
(6)
Autres
(41)

Source: Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation - Décembre 2017