FDI inflows to Bahrain increase 73% in 2021


Bahrain’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows increased by $1.766 billion in 2021, marking a 73% year-on-year increase and surpassing the global FDI average growth, according to the 2022 World Investment Report issued by the United Nations Conference of Trade and Development (UNCTAD). According to the report, the Kingdom’s inward FDI stocks increased by 6% from 2020, reaching $33.47 billion in 2021.

Investment in 2021 was primarily directed at Bahrain’s financial services, manufacturing, and mining & quarrying industries, according to the Information & eGovernment Authority of Bahrain.

The World Investment Report focuses on FDI trends at a regional and country level, as well as emerging measures to improve its contribution to economic dev. It highlighted that global FDI has recovered to pre-pandemic levels in 2021, has reached $1.6t.—Zawya News


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