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Industry in the Kingdom of Bahrain

Bahrain's current industrial program was instituted in 1975 in an effort to diversify away from oil & natural gas products. The plan has been successful as processing industries' contribution to the gross domestic product increased to 17.34% in 2015.

The government has created two new industrial parks in order to attract foreign companies to Bahrain and expand the sector in order to facilitate further growth of the local industry and to encourage and promote industrial projects to bring foreign investments to Bahrain.

For more information please visit the Ministry of Industry and Commerce website

Industrial license

Obtaining an industrial license in Bahrain is quite simple and the procedures are straightforward and can be completed online via “Sijilat” portal. The industrial Development Directorate of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce is responsible for issuing Industrial Licenses.​

Industrial Sectors

Besides oil and gas industries, the other main industrial sectors in Bahrain are:

  • Petrochemicals and Plastics
  • Engineering and Aluminium
  • Furniture and wood
  • Food and pharmacological
  • Wearing apparel and Textiles

 

For new start-ups, Bahrain Business Incubator Centre (BBIC)  has been set up with the primary focus of encouraging the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship among aspiring businessmen. The center provides entrepreneurs with an array of resources and services to sustain their business in the initial stages and through continued support in order to ensure their successful development over time.

The BBIC is the first of its kind in Bahrain. An organization initiated & owned by Bahrain Development Bank, supported by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, and in cooperation with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) .

Small and Medium Industries

For new start-ups, Bahrain Business Incubator Centre (BBIC)  has been set up with the primary focus of encouraging the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship among aspiring businessmen. The center provides entrepreneurs with an array of resources and services to sustain their business in the initial stages and through continued support in order to ensure their successful development over time.

The BBIC is the first of its kind in Bahrain. An organization initiated & owned by Bahrain Development Bank, supported by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, and in cooperation with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) .

Legislation

Kingdom of Bahrain's Laws and regulations related to industry  can be found in the Ministry of Industry and Commerce website.

 

 


Page Last Updated: 29 Jan, 2023