Tunisia: reported investment in industry down in H1

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    According to data from the Agency for Promotion of Industry and Innovation (APII), investment reported in the industrial sector reached the amount of 1,962.2 MD during the first six months of 2018, compared to 1,995.9 MD during the same period of 2017, posting a decrease of 1.7%.

    The number of reported projects reached 2,155 in the first six months of 2018 compared with 2,027 in the first six months of 2017, up 6.3%. These projects will create 32,895 jobs, compared to 32,350 jobs in the first six months of 2017, up 1.7%.

    In the month of June alone, the reported investment in the industrial sector reached the amount of 375.9 MD, against 172.4 MD in the month of June 2017, posting a growth of 118%.

    The number of projects reported reached 249 in June 2018 compared to 233 in June 2017, i.e. an increase of 6.9%.

    These projects will create 5233 job positions, compared to 3396 job positions in June 2017, up 54.1%.

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