Co-production in Tunisia : Context, realisations and perspectives
Co-production in Tunisia Context, realisations and perspectives
Managed by IPEMED with the support of BpiFrance and the Paris - Ile de France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Mediterranean Co-production Observatory aims at qualitatively analysing the strategies of Mediterranean investors, their behaviour, their expectations and the difficulties they are facing to integrate the local network.
A good knowledge of industrial and service strategies in the Mediterranean must favour the development of co-production and highlight the shared benefit of this model in the repartition of value chains.
The Mediterranean Co-production Observatory has a mission of observation, follow-up, information and awareness with Northern and Southern Mediterranean public authorities and companies, especially in future-oriented sectors.
The works of the Mediterranean Co-production Observatory are carried out in collaboration with Martin FLEURY and Jean-Philippe PAYET, of the firm R.M.D.A., and IPEMED’s Production team.
This report, the second publication of the Mediterranean Co-production Observatory, intends to analyse the position of Tunisia in the Mediterranean macro-economic environment as well as the foreign investment dynamics at work in Tunisia, in order to offer recommendations to support the development of co-production as well as a better integration of the country in the Mediterranean and global economy.
Table of content :
FOREWORD OF JEAN-LOUIS GUIGOU
COUNTRY FACT SHEET
- TUNISIAN MICRO-ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT
Observation n°1: The economy is resilient, but wealth creation is insufficient to support demographic issues and in particular the creation of skilled jobs
Observation n°2: An innovative industry is emerging but it is still too marginal to lead to a real diversification of exportations and to generate complementarities with neighbouring countries, which are a source of regional commercial integration
- CHARACTERISTICS OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENTS
Observation n°3: Even though FDI flows are decreasing, Tunisia remains in a good position among SEMC7 thanks to significant investment stocks, the volume of which amounts to 65% of GDP
Observation n°4: UE4 countries remain the main investors in Tunisia and each of them invests in rather different sectors
Observation n°5: As reforms are long overdue, European FDIs, mostly offshore ones, mainly concern expansion projects and new investments are scarce.
- MONOGRAPH OF HISTORIC LEADING INDUSTRIES
Observation n°6: The dynamic ICT sector presents a high potential
Observation n°7: Mechanic and electric industries, a traditional sector supporting automotive and aerospace industries
Observation n°8: The textile industry boasts significant assets that need to be developed
- MONOGRAPH OF PROMISING SECTORS
Observation n°9: Renewable energies, an emerging industry for which Tunisia has significant assets
Observation n°10: Health and pharmaceutical industry, a promising sector
Observation n°11: The agri-food industry features promising perspectives requiring a structural transformation of the sector
- PUBLIC STRATEGIES AND SUPPORT MECHANISMS
Observation n°12: Competitiveness factors are favourable to co-production, however the strategy needs to be clarified and implemented harmoniously
Observation n°13: Structural constraints remain
Observation n°14: Political policies presage an ecosystem more favourable to co-production
Jean-Philippe PAYET Firm R.M.D.A.
In collaboration with Sarah BOUHASSOUN
Report coordinated by Thibault FABRE (IPEMED) and Michel GONNET