Republic of Tunisia  | Ministry of Industry and Trade

Manufacture of leather and footwear

Sector overview

The  Manufacture of leather and footwear Sector counts some 237 enterprises employing 10 or more persons. Among the sector enterprises 173 are producing for the export market.

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

Activity TE* OTE* Total
Processing and tanning of hides Processing and tanning of hides  11  14 
Shoes and shoe uppers  123  43  166 
Luggage, handbags and leather accessories  41  10  51 
Clothing in leather  11  15 

Employment

The Manufacture of leather and footwear sector enterprises employing 10 or more workers account for 26 303 jobs of which 24 165 positions are with wholly exporting enterprises and 2 138 positions are with other than totally exporting.

Activity Employment TE* Employment OTE* Total
Processing and tanning of hides Processing and tanning of hides  652  354  1 006 
Shoes and shoe uppers  17 557  1 431  18 988 
Luggage, handbags and leather accessories  4 839  384  5 223 
Clothing in leather  1 650  81  1 731 

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 3 professional files.

Partnership

The total number of enterprises with foreign participation is 106 , 82 are 100% foreign owned. 105 are totally exporting enterprises.

reakdown of partnership enterprises by country

France
(36)
Italie
(52)
Allemagne
(9)
Belgique
(3)
Autres
(15)

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