Growing and diversifying Bahrain’s economy

For over 15 years, EDB Bahrain has been promoting opportunities across our sectors of focus and beyond, and attracting investors to thrive in our open business environment. Look through our annual reports to discover how our success has been built on strong foundations and vital partnerships.

2020 Annual Report

2020 was an unprecedented year for Bahrain – $885.4m in direct investment from 105 companies choosing to set up here which will create 4,375 new jobs over the next 3 years. Our collaborative approach to business and robust digital infrastructure offered international and local partners a catalyst for growth and a fertile gateway to the GCC market. Diversification has always been at the heart of Bahrain’s economic development, this approach will remain a key priority.

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2019 Annual Report

2019 saw Bahrain build on our digital foundations. With new technologies and flexible regulations, our enhanced ecosystem is creating opportunities for businesses and tangible results for our economy. The USD 868 million of investment from 162 new and expanding companies achieved this year will generate over 7,000 quality jobs and further fuel our digital transformation story.

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2018 Annual Report

2018 marked another record-breaking year for Team Bahrain. Investment levels increased by 13.2% to hit USD 830 million, and 92 new companies joined our family and supported the creation of over 4,700 job opportunities. Find out more about how Bahrain’s business environment and our Team Bahrain approach, along with the support of our new partners, have lead to an outstanding 2018.

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2017 Annual Report

Bahrain’s economy had a very strong year in 2017 with growth exceeding expectations and edging above its 2016 rate as a result of a strong performance from the non-oil private sector. During the first three quarters of the year, the economy expanded by an annualised pace of 3.6% in real terms. This was ahead of the 3.2% recorded for 2016 as a whole and the fastest real growth rate in the GCC.

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2016 Annual Report

The continued resilience of the non-oil economy allowed Bahrain to achieve a slight improvement in its headline growth in 2016, in spite of historically subdued economic performance in the region. The near-term outlook remains one of relative continuity.

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Additional documents

Previous annual reports and other associated documents, demonstrating our commitment to growing Bahrain’s economy.

2011 Annual Report

An overview of EDB Bahrain’s activities and successes in 2011.

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Bahrain Economic Quarterly

Take a look into the economic forecast and performance indicators of Bahrain.

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Document library

Download literature and information packs about living and working in Bahrain.

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