Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and Trade

Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel

Sector overview

The  Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel Sector counts some 1 596 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 1 321 are producing for the export market.

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

Activity TE* OTE* Total
Thread  17  22 
Fabric making  11  15  26 
Finishes  29  12  41 
Hosiery  121  33  154 
Manufacture of fabric and knitted wear  1 068  154  1 222 
Other textile industries  204  88  292 

Employment

The Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 158 156 jobs of which 143 185 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 14 971 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Thread  1 017  985  2 002 
Fabric making  1 677  886  2 563 
Finishes  7 617  963  8 580 
Hosiery  16 042  1 749  17 791 
Manufacture of fabric and knitted wear  117 963  8 121  126 084 
Other textile industries  26 806  5 454  32 260 

Exports / Imports

For further information, please click the link below:  National Institute of Statistics

Development perspectives

The Center for Studies and Industrial Prospects (CEPI) has identified more than 11 project ideas

Partnership

The total number of enterprises with foreign participation is 653 , 437 are 100% foreign owned. 636 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(256)
Italie
(171)
Allemagne
(69)
Belgique
(74)
Autres
(129)

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