Bahrain Metals Report 2015
BMI View: Bahrain's metals sector will be given a significant boost over the coming years by plans togreatly increase the country's current aluminium output. While domestic consumption is expected to keeppace with this production growth, we also expect the country to develop into a major aluminium exporter toSaudi Arabia and other countries in the surrounding region.
The metals industry in Bahrain centres on aluminium. Though some way behind the leader UAE, Bahrainthe second largest producer in the Middle East, with an annual production of about 1mn tonnes (mnt)positioning it among the ten largest producers worldwide. About half of this output is consumeddomestically with the remaining roughly half a million tonnes a year exported predominantly to other partsof the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
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