Investments declared to the Tunisia Investment Authority (TIA) increased by 86% in the first nine months of 2022. According to an analysis note from the TIA, 23 investment projects were declared in 2022 for a cumulative amount of 2,583 M TND.
The increase nevertheless remains moderate in the number of projects declared, i.e. +16% compared to the first nine months of 2021 during which 19 projects had been declared. The surge in the cumulative amount of investments must nevertheless be interpreted with caution.
Indeed, apart from one investment project of an exceptionally high amount (950 M TND), the investments related to the 22 other declared projects recorded an increase of about 17%, from 1 391 M TND over the three first quarters of 2021 to 1,633 M TND over the first three quarters of 2022.
At the same time, the creation of job positions, on the other hand, fell sharply by 32%, from 8,216 to 5,617 jobs created. 14 of the 22 projects declared during the first nine months of 2022 are creation operations representing a total envelope of 1,079.5 M TND.
The 8 other projects are extension operations and represent an amount of 553.5 M TND. In terms of distribution by sector of activity, we observe that more than half of the projects recorded relate to industry, an area which absorbs 852.7 M TND and represents 4,643 jobs created.
Among these industrial projects, 53% concern the field of mechanical and electrical industries.
In addition, 12 projects operate under the totally exporting regime for a cumulative amount of 689.65 M TND, and 27% of the investment projects declared are located in the regional development zones with an envelope of 490.7 M TND allowing the creation of 1,413 jobs.
Source : Embassy of France in Tunisia