Investment intentions reported in industry reached 541.1 MTD in the first two months of 2012, i.e. up 15.4% compared with the same period of 2011 (469.1 MTD), according to the latest figures of the Agency for Promotion of Industry and Innovation (APII).
These investments have helped create 14,868 jobs over the same period against (10,743) in 2011, i.e. up 38.5%.
Diverse industries posted a growth of 12.4% and the leather and footwear industry increased by 50%.