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 1 591 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 1 313 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  30  13  43 
Hosiery  120  36  156 
Manufacture of fabric and knitted wear  1 066  156  1 222 
Other textile industries  197  86  283 

Employment

The Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 160 074 jobs of which 145 480 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 14 594 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Thread  1 026  982  2 008 
Fabric making  1 898  862  2 760 
Finishes  8 497  985  9 482 
Hosiery  16 838  1 717  18 555 
Manufacture of fabric and knitted wear  119 038  8 091  127 129 
Other textile industries  27 366  5 150  32 516 

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 643 , 428 are 100% foreign owned. 626 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(252)
Italie
(169)
Allemagne
(66)
Belgique
(75)
Autres
(123)

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