Foreign direct investments (FDIs) in Tunisia increase considerably in the first two months of the year, as shown by the latest figures by the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA). From January 1 to February 29 this year, there were 291.2 million dinars (around 145 million euros) in FDIs, against 215.3 million dinars over the corresponding period of 2010. In 2010, the figure stood at 275.1 million.
The first two months of 2012, therefore, have shown a 35.2% increase compared to 2011 and a 5.9% rise compared to 2010.
Investment analysis shows that the energy sector and the manufacturing industry attracted the greatest amount of foreign capital. The increase in foreign direct investments has determined a rise in the number of jobs created to 1.425, a 70% increase on the same period of 2011.