Investments reported in totally exporting industries grew by 32.2% during the first six months in 2015, from 267.2 million Tunisian dinars (MTD) to 353.3 MTD, while investments whose production is oriented towards the local market went down 17.5% from 963.8 MTD to 1,167.9 MTD in the first half of 2015. This is what emerges from figures of the Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation (APII) recently made public.
As for the investments reported in the context of project creation, they dropped from 835.6 MTD to 699.9 MTD until June 2015, thus posting a decline of 16.3%.
The number of these projects decreased by 11% from 1,508 to 1,342 during the first six months 2015, and jobs to be created dropped by 6.4% with 18,811 against 20,091 job positions in the first six months 2014.
As regards investments reported under projects other than creation (extension, renewal of equipment…), they reached 617.2 MTD, 3% more than the volume recorded in the first six months of 2014.
The number of these projects fell by 5% from 558 to 530 during the first 6 months of 2015 and the relevant jobs increased 1.1% with 8,076 job positions against 7,991 in the first six months of 2014.