Posted by: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

The flow of foreign investment has risen by 23% in the first four months of 2018, compared to the same period of 2017, amounting to 737.4 million dinars (MD), according to the latest report published Thursday by the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA).

This flow is distributed in the amount of 727.1 MD in foreign direct investment (FDI), up 24.5% and 10.3 MD in portfolio investments, which saw a 33.3% decrease.

The sector breakdown of these investments shows a 70.1% increase in investments in the services sector to 123.5 MD and 45.8% in industrial investments to 253.8 MD

A 2.7% increase was also recorded in energy sector investments to 344 million dinars.

Foreign investments in agriculture went up 2.2 MD in the first four months of 2017, to 5.79 MD during the same period of 2018.