The flow of foreign investment (FDI) reached 2,051.5 million dinars (MD) in the first nine months of 2019, posting an increase of 12.7%, according to the latest report published recently by the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA).
Over the last three years, these investments have risen 29.1% compared to 2017 and 47.5%, compared to 2016.
Foreign investments are distributed at the rate of 1,901.7 million in foreign direct investment (FDI) up 9.4% compared to the same period of the previous year and 149.8 in portfolio, posting an increase of 82.7%.
In the industrial sector, foreign investment increased by 36.9% at the end of September 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, to 973.1 MD, whereas those reserved for agriculture grew 29.8% to 15.4 MD.
The sectoral distribution of foreign investment shows a drop in investment in the energy sector by 0.2% to 786.3 MD and a significant decline by 44.3% of investment in services (126.9 MD).