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Tunisia: Foreign investment surges 16%

The flow of foreign investment climbed by 16% in the first five months of 2018 compared to the same period of 2017, amounting to 922 million dinars (MD), according to the latest report published by the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA).

This flow is distributed at the rate of 895 MD in foreign direct investment (FDI), up 15.3% and 27 MD in portfolio investments, i.e. a 43.8% rise.

The sector breakdown of these investments shows a 66.2% increase in investments in the services sector to 130.7 MD, and 15.1% in industrial investments, to 322.3 MD.

A 5.1% increase was also recorded in energy sector investments, which amounted to 436.1 MTD.

Foreign investment in agriculture increased by 2.5 MD during the first five months of 2017, to 5.83 MD during the same period of 2018.

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