Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and Trade

Manufacture of food products

Sector overview

The  Manufacture of food products Sector counts some 1 073 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 212 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  26  278  304 
Fruits & Vegetables Industries  27  51  78 
Cold Storage  93  100  193 
Seafood Industries  33  39  72 
Cereals and derivatives Industries  10  232  242 
Beverages Industries  58  62 
Milk and derivatives Industries  46  49 
Sugar and derivatives Industries  28  32 
Meat Indutries  24  24 
Other Food Processing industries  28  60  88 

Employment

The Manufacture of food products sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 75 025 jobs of which 17 553 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 57 472 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Vegetable oils and animal fats industries  1 217  6 786  8 003 
Fruits & Vegetables Industries  1 959  4 512  6 471 
Cold Storage  10 991  3 934  14 925 
Seafood Industries  2 197  3 803  6 000 
Cereals and derivatives Industries  502  15 862  16 364 
Beverages Industries  103  8 922  9 025 
Milk and derivatives Industries  62  6 993  7 055 
Sugar and derivatives Industries  132  4 168  4 300 
Meat Indutries  2 198  2 198 
Other Food Processing industries  2 102  6 103  8 205 

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 104 , 25 are 100% foreign owned. 52 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(28)
Italie
(25)
Allemagne
(3)
Belgique
(1)
Autres
(62)

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