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Tunisia: rise in projects costing above 5 MTD

Investments reported in total ly exporting industries posted an increase of 70.2% from 409.3 million Tunisian dinars (MTD) to 669.8 MTD during the first ten months in 2015, said the latest figures from the Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation (APII).
Industries whose production is oriented towards the local market recorded a decrease of 21.9% from 1703.4 MTD to 1331.1 MTD during the same period.
Investments related to projects whose cost exceeds 5 MD were up 4.1% from 912.3 MTD in the first ten months of 2014 to 949.6 MTD during the first ten months 2015.
The number of these projects amounts to 86. These projects will create 5,390 job positions, against 5479 job positions during the first ten months 2014, down 1.6%.
Projects costing 5 MTD or more, which represent only 3.4% of the number of declared projects and 14.5% of the number of jobs, total 50.5% of all reported investments.
Among the 86 projects (I> 5 MTD) reported during the first ten months 2015, 17 projects total an investment of 444.1 MTD, or 46.8% of the overall investment (I> 5 MTD) .


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