Although The Asia-Pacific market is projected to hold the dominant share by 2030, there has been a significant growth in the GCC region, with UAE at 238% between 2008 to 2021.
Bauxite Production almost doubled in absolute terms during the term 2008 to 2021 with increase in production in Saudi Arabia. Alumina production increased in UAE and Saudi Arabia and offset the decline of the US production (-77%) between 2014 and 2021. (World Bank)
The recent Coface Country Risk-Handbook, points out to AIuminium’s important place in Bahrain:
Significant AIuminium Exports, make Bahrain the 8th largest exporter in the world.
According to Allianz Trade:
21.9% of Bahrain’s exports is non-ferrous metals, ranking it as 2nd.
Whereas for UAE this percentage is 4.9%, ranking it as 5th and for Qatar is 2%, ranking it as 5th.