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Tunisia: FDI still in free fall

The flow of foreign investment dropped by 5.8% to 1,878.6 million Tunisian dinars (MTD) in 2014.

The fall is clearly marked compared to 2010 (-22.3%), where investments amounted to 2,417.1 MTD, according to statistics published by the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA).

These investments are spread at a rate of 1718.1 MTD of foreign direct investment (FDI) and 160.5 MTD of portfolio investment.

The FDI was directed especially to the energy sector (930 MTD).

However, investments in this activity have significantly decreased compared to 2013 (-13.7%) and especially in comparison with 2010 (-29.4%).

Regarding the service sector, it attracted investments of 454.8 MD, up 108.8% compared to 2013, but down 58% compared to 2012.

Investment in services was respectively of the order of 219.6 MTD and 270.9 MTD in 2010 and 2011.

Industry has mobilized investments amounting to 325.4 MTD, i.e. the lowest in the last four years.

Decreases of 36% and 43.3% are posted compared to 2013 and 2010, respectively.

The agricultural sector remains the least attractive, with investments of 7.9 MTD, throughout the year, against 11.3 MTD in 2013 (down 30.3%).

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