The foreign investment flow posted an increase of 18.4% in 2022 to 2,221.9 MD, against 1876.3 MD, in 2021.
These investments are divided between 2,214.3 MD in Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) and 7.6 MD in portfolio, according to the preliminary data of the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA) received by TAP news agency.
Compared to the past years, FDI recorded variations of 20% compared to 2021, 20.7% compared to 2020 and a drop of 10.7% compared to 2019.
Taking into account the evolution of the dinar parity, these investments reached 715.9 million dollars (671.4 million dollars in 2021) and 681.4 million euros (569.1 million euros in 2021).
The investments are distributed as follows: 22.2% for energy, 58.7% for manufacturing industries, 18.7% for services and 0.4% for agriculture.
The investments drained by manufacturing industries grew by 36.5%, to 1300.6 MD, against 952.6 MD, in 2021. The services sector attracted international investments in the order of 413.4 MD at the end of 2022, against 344.9 MD in 2021.
In the agriculture sector, foreign investments have recorded a slight increase from 6.8 MD in 2021 to 9.7 MD in 2022.
As regards the energy sector, Tunisia attracted 490.5 MD in 2022 against 540.6 MD during the same period of the past year, that is to say a fall of 9.3%.