Investments reported in totally exporting industries have declined by 47.7% from 414.6 million Tunisian dinars (MTD) to 216.8 MTD, during the same period of 2014, said the latest figures from the Industry Promotion Agency (API).
Moreover, industries whose production is oriented towards the local market posted a decrease of 23.2% from 1,345 MTD to 1,032.3 MT, during the same period.
The decline reported investments in totally exporting industries is mainly due to mechanical and electrical industries (55.6 MTD against 215.2 MTD). This is also the case of the agrifood sector whose investments reported under the totally exporting plan fell 53.7%.
Similarly, investments reported under the totally exporting regime of the textile and clothing sector declined by 36.6% (28.1 MTD against 44.3 MTD).
Unlike these three sectors, investments reported under the wholly exporting regime of the building materials industries sector, ceramics and glass increased from 5.7 MTD to 15.4 MTD during the same period in 2014.