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Tunisia: FDI up 14.8 % in 2013, but still below 2010

The flow of foreign investment reached a value of 1,776.7 MD (MTD) during the 11 months of 2013, up 14.8 % compared to the same period of 2012 and 22.5 % in comparison of 2011, according to statistics published by the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA).

Compared to its values of 2010 (January-November), the flow of foreign investments (2,227.3 MTD) decreased 20.2%.

These investments are split in 1,652.7 MTD for foreign direct investment –FDI- (1,469.6 MTD in 2012) and 124 MTD for portfolio (77.6 MTD in 2012).

These new flows of investment generated by the creation of 315 projects and the expansion of 177 others, have contributed to the creation of 7,470 new jobs.

The analysis of the sectoral distribution of FDI shows that investments in the manufacturing sector (454.5 MTD), have allowed the creation of 6,344 jobs. They recorded respective increases of approximately 7.3% and 53.2%, compared to 2012 and 2011.

Fresh investments in agriculture totaled 11 MTD in 2013, posting increases of 139.7 % and 379.4 %, respectively, compared to 2012 and 2011.

Investments in energy (980 MTD in eleven months of 2013) rose by 16.7% and 8.9%, respectively, compared to 2012 and 2011.

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