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Tunisian clothing sector spells quality, reliability & affordability
Mar '09
Rich in time – honored tradition & international experience of over three decades, the textile and clothing industry sector in Tunisia has forged for itself a strong image and positive positioning on the international scene in most of the parameters set by the industry.

Thanks to its assets in terms of flexibility, reactivity, just-in-time delivery and respect for social and environmental standards and norms, the textile and clothing industry sector in Tunisia offers all-encompassing solutions and a new dynamic for win-win cooperation with partner countries.

The textile and clothing sector occupies a strong and increasingly growing position within the Tunisia economy. There are 2,076 Tunisian companies employing 10 people or more in this sector. The production of 1,729 of these is destined for export only.

The clothing and textile exports have nearly doubled during the last decade, increasing from 2,952 MTND in 1998 to 5,180 MTND in 2008. The clothing sector alone represents 88 percent of these exports: 65.5 percent of woven garments and 22.5 percent of knitted goods.

Clothing and textile exports represent 25.5 percent of total Tunisian exports. 95 percent of Tunisian exports go to Europe mainly to France, Italy, Germany, and Belgium. Exports to UK have doubled in value in last eight years growing from 79 MTND to 148.9 MTND.

The main exported products are jeans wear, trouser, knitwear, shirt, lingerie, work wear, jumpers & pullovers. Tunisia is also the European Union's fifth largest supplier in this sector and the EU's second biggest supplier for swimwear and bras.

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