Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and Trade

Manufacture of food products

Sector overview

The  Manufacture of food products Sector counts some 1 102 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 216 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  283  309 
Fruits & Vegetables Industries  28  53  81 
Cold Storage  94  105  199 
Seafood Industries  34  39  73 
Cereals and derivatives Industries  10  240  250 
Beverages Industries  58  63 
Milk and derivatives Industries  48  51 
Sugar and derivatives Industries  28  32 
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 74 944 jobs of which 17 784 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 57 160 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Vegetable oils and animal fats industries  1 199  6 885  8 084 
Fruits & Vegetables Industries  2 060  5 026  7 086 
Cold Storage  11 212  3 574  14 786 
Seafood Industries  2 166  3 728  5 894 
Cereals and derivatives Industries  462  15 901  16 363 
Beverages Industries  113  8 819  8 932 
Milk and derivatives Industries  62  6 967  7 029 
Sugar and derivatives Industries  130  4 125  4 255 
Meat Indutries  2 181  2 181 
Other Food Processing industries  2 100  5 618  7 718 

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 , 28 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 - September 2018