Tunisia is emerging as one of the major production sites of clothing products in the Euro-Mediterranean zone. It’s the sixth largest supplier of textile to Europe; more than 95% of Tunisian exports go to Europe.
Being among the most competitive economies in Africa and the Arab world, the Tunisian economy offers businesses an environment of higher quality than those found in main competing countries.
The Textile & Clothing sector is positioned as a pillar of Tunisian industry and retains a prominent place in the national economy and maintains a strong contribution to the socio-economic balances of Tunisia.
The member countries of the European Union (EU), including France, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Portugal, are the main destinations for Tunisian textile-clothing exports.
Between March 1 and March 31, 2023, these countries absorbed about 81% of exports.
In Tunisia, the textile-clothing sector has about 1880 companies, 90% of which are totally exporting. 45% of these companies were created in partnership with foreign investors.
The sector occupies a prominent place in the country's economy. Year in year out, it represents nearly 20% of exports and employs some 176,000 people, or more than 30% of employees in the manufacturing sector.