Bahrain is home to one of the oldest and most developed aluminum industries in the GCC. In the 1960’s, the Bahraini government decided to diversify away from its reliance on Oil & Gas activities by establishing Aluminum Bahrain B.S.C. (ALBA), one of the world’s largest primary aluminum smelters. Over the recent decades, Bahrain has continued to develop their downstream capabilities with the introduction of numerous downstream industries. The EDB continues to encourage and support the further development of the Kingdom’s downstream capability as it aids in stimulating high value addition manufacturing and competitively paid jobs for Bahrainis.

Key Facts:

• The total investment in Bahrain’s aluminum industry amounts to over US$3 billion

• 28% of total Bahraini exports are Aluminum related products

• 12% of Bahrain’s GDP is directly attributed to Bahrain’s Aluminum industry

• Bahrain’s Aluminum sector employs over 5,000 workers.