In recent years, Bahrain has prioritised the expansion and upgrade of its industrial zones, which are the main operational location of the Kingdom’s industrial and multinational companies. With significant investment taking place across industrial activities and an increasing number of international companies setting up shop in the Kingdom to take advantage of its location and favourable FTAs, the manufacturing industry looks to be in a good position for the medium term. Moves by the authorities to expand and upgrade the infrastructure of the Kingdom’s industrial zones will also be welcome news to investors. As with any sector, diversification brings economic stability and encourages the entry of more companies. The growing focus on lighter industries, FMCGs and pharmaceuticals bodes well for Bahrain in this regard; however, it is likely that a more open environment will bring demand for more industrial land.
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1 The Oxford Busines Group Report 2018