Posted by: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

The flow of foreign investments edged up 16% in the 1st five months of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, to 922 million dinars (MD), according to the latest report published by the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA).

This flow is shared out at the rate of 895 MD in foreign direct investment (FDI), up 15.3% and 27 MD in portfolio investments, up 43.8%.

The sector breakdown of these investments shows a 66.2% increase in investments in the services sector to 130.7MD, and 15.1% in industrial investments, to 322.3MD.

A 5.1% increase was also recorded in the energy sector investments, to 436.1 MD.

The foreign investments in agriculture increased by 2.5 MD during the 1st five months of 2018, to 5.83 MD against the same period last year.