The flow of foreign investment reached an amount of 565.4 million dinars at the first quarter of the current year.
It was around 451.7 million in the same period of 2017, i.e. up 25.2%, according to figures published by the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA).
By nature, foreign investments are composed mainly of FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) and PI (Portfolio Investment).
The first reached 559.2 million dinars at the end of March, posting an increase of 27% year-on-year. The latter posted a sharp decline of 45.6% to only 6.1 million dinars, against 11.2 million at the same date in 2017.
In addition, FDI is mainly distributed in the energy, industry, services and agriculture sectors.
Thus, they rose sharply in the industry and service sectors. At the end of March, FDI in the industry sector reached 185.3 million dinars (+ 45.2%) while in the services sector they amounted to 116.2 million dinars (+76.2%).
In contrast, FDI in the industrial sector stood at 252 million dinars, up slightly by 2.1%. The agricultural sector is weakly represented with FDI of 5.7 million dinars.