FDI’s post increase in 2009
TUNISIAONLINENEWS- Foreign investments (IE) in Tunisia have witnessed a qualitative turning point in recent years as a result of structural reforms policies.
During the first 11 months of 2009, Tunisia’s foreign investments increased to reach 1972,6 million dinars including 1899,5 million dinars of direct investments and 73,1 million dinars in portfolio.
The manufacturing sector has posted 495,8 million dinars of foreign direct investments (FDI), an increase of 2,3% compared to the same period in 2008. This rise concerns the mechanical, electrical and electronic industries (+ 47%) and textile clothing sectors.
In 2009, foreign investments enabled the creation of 13600 jobs where 12000 in manufacturing sector.
191 new foreign investment companies have launched production operations and 189 extensions have been carried out by foreign companies in Tunisia, as part of their developmental activities.
The countries of the European Union member states namely France, Italy and Germany are Tunisia’s first partner representing 85% of total establishments of foreign contributions working in Tunisia.