Investments reported in totally exporting industries edged down 54.2% from 584 million Tunisian dinars (MTD) in 2013 to 267.2 MTD during the first six months in 2014, said the latest figures from the Industry Promotion Agency (API).
The decline in reported investment in totally exporting industries is mainly due to mechanical and electrical industries where the reported investment fell to 59.7 MTD from 220.8 MTD in 2013.
Similarly, investments reported under the wholly exporting regime in the sector of various industries dropped by 71.3%. This is also the case of the agrifood sector whose investments reported under the totally exporting plan posted a decrease of 51.3%.
Investments reported under the totally exporting regime in the textile and clothing sector fell by 37.6%.
Industries whose production is oriented towards the local market also went down 25.7% from 1,571.2 MTD to 1,167.6 MTD.