Reported investments in the industrial sector fell by 9.1% in the first quarter (Q1) 2015, from 786.2 MTD in the first three months 2014 to 714.7 MTD in the same period of 2015, according to the March newsletter published on the Industry Promotion Agency and Innovation (APII) website.
By sector, this decrease is mainly due to the decline of investments reported in the building materials sector, which fell from 252.6 MTD in the first quarter of 2014 to 120.1 MTD in 2015, down 52.5%.
Investments reported in the mechanical and electrical industries also posted a decline of about 32.9% (from 108.8 MTD to 73 MTD).
This is the same for chemical industries, whose reported investment fell by 26.8% (from 99.1 MTD to 72.5 MTD).
Other sectors have seen their reported investments increase.
These are the textile and clothing sectors whose investments grew by 57.6% (37.7 MTD to 59.4 MTD) and food (+ 31% from 187.6 MTD to 245.7 MTD).
Investments reported in the leather and footwear sector also recorded a remarkable growth of the order of 178.6% from 4.2 MTD to 11.7 MTD, and this is the same for various industries (37 5% from 96.2 MTD to 132.3 MTD).