Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and Trade

Manufacture of food products

Sector overview

The  Manufacture of food products Sector counts some 1 103 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 214 are producing for the export market.

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

Activity TE* OTE* Total
Vegetable oils and animal fats industries  25  282  307 
Fruits & Vegetables Industries  28  53  81 
Cold Storage  93  107  200 
Seafood Industries  34  40  74 
Cereals and derivatives Industries  10  241  251 
Beverages Industries  58  63 
Milk and derivatives Industries  47  50 
Sugar and derivatives Industries  29  33 
Meat Indutries  26  26 
Other Food Processing industries  28  61  89 

Employment

The Manufacture of food products sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 74 684 jobs of which 17 567 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 57 117 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Vegetable oils and animal fats industries  1 185  6 865  8 050 
Fruits & Vegetables Industries  2 066  5 025  7 091 
Cold Storage  11 130  3 584  14 714 
Seafood Industries  2 040  3 735  5 775 
Cereals and derivatives Industries  462  15 897  16 359 
Beverages Industries  113  8 820  8 933 
Milk and derivatives Industries  62  6 969  7 031 
Sugar and derivatives Industries  130  4 103  4 233 
Meat Indutries  2 176  2 176 
Other Food Processing industries  2 099  5 622  7 721 

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 50 project ideas and 11 professional files.

Partnership

The total number of enterprises with foreign participation is 109 , 29 are 100% foreign owned. 53 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(29)
Italie
(26)
Allemagne
(3)
Belgique
(1)
Autres
(65)

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