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Tunisia: drop in investments whose production is oriented to local market

Investments reported in totally exporting industries recorded an increase of 44.6% from 216.8 MTD to 313.6 MTD during the first five months in 2015, said the latest figures from the Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation (APII).

However, investments whose production is oriented to the local market posted a decrease of 15.9% from 1,032.3 MTD to 868 MTD during the same period.

This is the same for investments reported under creative projects which increased from 703.6 MTD in the first five months of 2014 to 601.1 MTD in the same period of 2015, down 14.6%. The number of these projects dropped by 10.6%, and job creation declined 6.9% compared to 2014.

Regarding investments reported in a context other than that of creation (extension, renewal of equipment,…), they reached 580.5 MTD, or 6.4% more than the volume registered during the same 2014 period.

The number of these projects fell by 4.4% from 477 to 456 in 2015, and jobs related thereto went up 3.3% with 7,374 job positions against 7,140 in the first five months in 2014.

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