The flow of foreign investment increased by 45.5%, to 496 million Tunisian dinars (MTD) between 2014 and 2015 (1st quarter), according to the latest report of foreign investment just released by Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA).
Investments have exceeded those reaped in the first three months of 2010 (475.6 MTD).
From January to March 2015, registered investments are spread at a rate of 396.5 MTD in foreign direct investment (FDI) and 99.5 MTD in portfolio.
Leading FDI, investments in the energy sector valued at 235 MD, are down 11.3% compared to the same period of 2014, while investment in services (92.7 MTD) rose sharply (+ 626.7%) and those in industry (67.3 MD) grew 59.9%.
The sectoral distribution of FDI has shown that investments in agriculture are modest, not exceeding 1.6 MTD, down 34.2%, compared to 2012.