Food industry employees in Arab Gulf states increase by 103 percent in decade
The number of employees in the food manufacturing sector in the Arabian Gulf states has grown from 39,000 in 1990 to 79,000 by the end of 1999, reported in Al-Bayan on August 11. This constitutes a 103 percent rise.
The total investments in the food industries in these countries have grown as well, reaching $6.4 billion by the end of 1999, up from $2.85 billion in the end of 1990.
According to the report, during the 1990s the number of food manufacturing factories in the Gulf states increased from 664 to 1,073. – (Albawaba-MEBG)