Bahrain Secures a Record USD 1.95 Billion in FDI Inflows in 2022 According to UN Report

  • A testament to Bahrain’s earned success in emerging as a competitive international player and attracting investment projects in line with the diversification and growth directives as part of the ERP
  • This milestone achievement in FDI inflows reflects the robust level of local and foreign investor confidence in Bahrain’s value proposition

Securing a new record, Bahrain’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows increased by USD 1.95 billion in 2022 while global FDI fell by 12%, according to the latest World Investment Report (WIR 2023) by the United Nations Conference of Trade and Development (UNCTAD).  

Commenting on this achievement, H.E. Khalid Humaidan, Chief Executive of Bahrain Economic Development Board, said: “This milestone achievement of almost USD 2 billion in FDI inflows reflects the robust level of investor confidence in Bahrain’s value proposition, encouraging local and international investments that are backed by a highly skilled workforce and best value operating costs serving as a gateway to the region.”

The Chief Executive added: “This record increase in FDI inflows is supported by Team Bahrain’s swift agility in successfully driving in solid investments and securing value-adding projects across priority sectors. I am confident in our ability to maintain a strong pipeline of investments in 2023 and beyond.”

Bahrain has made laudable progress in diversifying its economy, growing opportunities for local and international businesses and maintaining steady investor confidence, as well as consistently increasing the Kingdom’s FDI inflows.

While economic diversification efforts have long been underway in Bahrain, the Economic Recovery Plan (ERP) formed in 2021 embraced a focused development plan with an overarching aim of enhancing Bahrain’s competitiveness on an international level by reprioritising the economy and underscoring strategies across high value sectors.

To ensure the Kingdom remains an attractive destination for investment, Bahrain has recently launched the Golden License as well as continues to maintain an ongoing commitment to streamline commercial procedures on a regulatory front, further boosting Bahrain’s business-friendly environment.

The full version of the UNCTAD World Investment Report 2023 report is accessible at the following website

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