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 1 609 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 1 334 are producing for the export market.

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

Activity TE* OTE* Total
Thread  18  22 
Fabric making  11  15  26 
Finishes  30  12  42 
Hosiery  130  32  162 
Manufacture of fabric and knitted wear  1 070  148  1 218 
Other textile industries  207  96  303 

Employment

The Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 158 662 jobs of which 143 496 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 15 166 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Thread  1 067  1 121  2 188 
Fabric making  1 696  884  2 580 
Finishes  7 422  1 080  8 502 
Hosiery  15 726  1 741  17 467 
Manufacture of fabric and knitted wear  117 598  7 280  124 878 
Other textile industries  26 167  6 490  32 657 

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 670 , 448 are 100% foreign owned. 649 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(259)
Italie
(180)
Allemagne
(68)
Belgique
(76)
Autres
(132)

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