Economic Overview & Business Opportunities
The third largest city in Tunisia, Sousse’s economy is based on transport equipment, processed food, olive oil, textiles and tourism. It is home to the Université de Sousse. Manufacturing industries, producing largely for export, are the motor of Tunisia’s economic growth and a major source of foreign currency revenue, accounting for about 70% of exports in 2011. For foreign. companies, the best investment opportunities are in sectors that will benefit from. technology (hydrocarbons, power generation, renewable energy, aeronautics, transportation, and telecommunications). There is a sizable market for agricultural equipment in Tunisia. A government decision to privatize grain storage has created demand for grain silos and elevators.