Tunis/Tunisia — The reported investments in the services sector jumped 22.9% during the first half of 2021, reaching 542.4 million dinars (MD) against 441.4 MD during the same period of 2020, according to the latest data published by the Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation (French: APII).
Of these investments, 17.5 MD were in the totally exporting regime and 524.9 MD in other regimes.
The declared investments with foreign participation amounted to 28.7 MD, including 17 MD of mixed investments and 11.7 MD of 100% foreign investments.
As for the geographical distribution of investments, the investments declared in services reached 478.9 MD in the Eastern regions against 63.5 MD in the Western regions.
The investments declared in the services related to industry evolved 24.2% during the first 6 months of 2021, reaching 172.4 MD.
The declared investments relating to vocational training saw a 17.4% increase, reaching 5.4 MD.
Likewise, investments relating to research and development services increased to 80.1 MD against almost nil declared investments in this field during the same period of 2020.
However, there were no investments declared in the sector of services relating to the preservation of the environment during the first 6 months of 2021.
Decreases were noted at the level of investments declared in the services of studies and consultancy (-13.2%, to 13.8 MD), computer services (-55.8% to 13.3 MD), transport (-28.4% to 45.6 MD) and telecommunications (-72.6% to 4.5 MD).