Reported investments in the services sector for export grew by 137.5% in January 2018, compared to January 2017, with a value of 9.3 million dinars (MD) against 3.9 MD while investments geared to the local market have dropped by 40%, said the Agency for Promotion of Industry and Innovation (APII).
Reported projects for exported services increased by 31.4%, from 172 projects in January 2017 to 226 projects in January 2018.
These projects are expected to generate 1086 jobs, up 27% compared to jobs generated in January 2017 (852 jobs).
The value of investments in the service sector oriented towards the Tunisian market decreased in January 2018 to reach 107 MD against 158 MD in January 2017.
The number of projects, meanwhile, has evolved to 943 projects in January 2017 against 716 January in 2017, with job forecasts to be created in the order of 3552 positions, representing an increase of 32% compared to January 2017.
The amounts to be invested in the eastern regions of the country fell to 86 MD in January 2018 against 124 MD in January 2017, down 30.8%, despite the increase in the number of projects (1060) to generate 4142 jobs.
Inland regions experienced the same trend with a decrease in investments of 27.8% and the number of projects of 35.5%.