A rise in the volume of investments in food, chemical and construction industries was reported in the first nine months of 2016 in the governorate of Ben Arous against a drop in footwear, mechanical, electronic and clothing industries, said the Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation.
The volume of investments grew by 315. 666 MTD in 2016 against 191.355 MTD over the same period last year.
There are 53 reported projects in food industries in comparison with 37 in the first nine months of 2015 with a total investment of 71.226 MTD, said a report on investment intentions.
The volume of investment in chemical industries is of 14. 471 MTD, i.e. a 26% rise.
Construction and glass industries followed the same trend with the volume of investments going from 8. 817 MTD in 2015 to 10.985 MTD this year.