Tunisia - The flow of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) saw a 18.4% rise in 2022, to TND 2221.9 million against TND 1876.3 million in 2021.

These investments are shared out between TND 2214.3 million of FDI and TND 7.6 million in portfolio, preliminary data published by the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA) show.

Compared to previous years, the FDI posted variations of 20% compared to 2021, 20.7% compared to 2020 and a 10.7% decline compared to 2019.

Investments in portfolio dropped by 75.9% compared to 2021, the data show.

Taking into account the trends in the dinar exchange rate, these investments reached US$715.9 million against US$671.4 million in 2021 and €681.4 million against €569.1 million in 2021.

The FDI are shared out as follow: 22.2% for energies, 58.7% for manufacturing industries, 18.7% for services and 0.4% for agriculture.

The manufacturing industries drew 36.5% of these investments, rising by TND 1,300.6 million, against TND 952.6 million in 2021.

The services sector attracted foreign investments worth TND 413.4 million, against TND 344.9 million in 2019.

Investments in the agriculture sector saw a slight rise from TND 6.8 million in 2021 to TND 9.7 million in 2022.

As for the energy sector, Tunisia drew only TND 490.5 million in 2022, against TND 540.6 million in 2021, posting a 9.3% drop.

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