Saudi Arabia’s industrial sectors are expected to represent about 24 per cent of the kingdom’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020, according to a senior official.

Abdulla al-Zamil, the chief executive officer of the local Zamil Industrial Investment Company told delegates at a conference in Bahrain that this will represent growth of 11 per cent on its current level. He also said 65 per cent of that figure will be industrial manufacturing.