Factories under construction in Saudi Arabia amounted to 1,006 factories by the end of the first quarter of 2018, with a total capital reaching SAR 41.9 billion, data issued by the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources showed.
They had a total workforce of over 60,000 workers.
Distribution of factories under construction According to industrial activity, the factories for the manufacture of non-metallic mineral products exceeded 208 factories with a capital of 4,500 million riyals, followed by factories of rubber and plastic products with 130 factories with a capital of SR 1,400 million.
Riyadh accounted for 41% Under construction in the first quarter of 2018 with 414 factories, followed by eastern region 175 factories.
During the first quarter, the factories distributed 868 national factories, with a capital of 25,400 million riyals, 76 foreign factories with a capital of 2,800 million riyals and 62 joint ventures under construction with a capital of SR 13,700 million