Investments expanded in the third quarter. Volume grew 12.4 percent year-over-year. Enterprises with more than fifty employees, which account for almost sixty percent of investment output, have increased this value by 22 percent compared to the same period last year. said the Central Statistical Office (CSO).
Developments in the manufacturing industry, which accounts for a quarter of investments in the national economy, rose by 25 per cent, and performance in the vehicle and food industries also expanded. The volume of real estate transactions, which is the second largest investor, increased by about six percent. The investment performance of transportation and warehousing jumped by 21 percent: in addition to state infrastructure developments, companies engaged in logistics and transportation also increased their investments.
Investments in trade also increased by more than twenty percent, mainly due to the developments of the largest food stores, according to the CSO. The investment rate in agriculture rose significantly, by 37 percent, after declining in previous quarters.