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 1 592 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 1 317 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  1 067  154  1 221 
Other textile industries  200  86  286 

Employment

The Manufacture of textile and wearing apparel sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 159 550 jobs of which 144 965 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 14 585 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Thread  1 031  986  2 017 
Fabric making  1 661  872  2 533 
Finishes  8 267  995  9 262 
Hosiery  16 846  1 714  18 560 
Manufacture of fabric and knitted wear  118 328  8 081  126 409 
Other textile industries  27 358  5 163  32 521 

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 642 , 428 are 100% foreign owned. 625 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(252)
Italie
(169)
Allemagne
(66)
Belgique
(75)
Autres
(122)

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