Saudi Arabia’s industrial factory count surges past 11,000 in 2023

RIYADH: Amid Saudi Arabia’s ongoing industrial expansion, the number of factories in the Kingdom increased to 11,000 this year, a substantial increase from 8,800 in 2019, according to a government official.  

Speaking at the Industrial Sector Enablers’ Forum, organized by the Riyadh Chamber, Mohammed Al-Suwailem, the undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources for industrial services, revealed that the Kingdom is targeting 36,000 establishments by 2035, in alignment with the national industrial strategy. 

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