According to local reports, official statistics issued by the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Industry show that the total number of the operating building materials manufacturing factories in the Kingdom amounted to 586 factories last year. The total investments in these plants hit SR 29bn.
The Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced that 27 cement manufacturing factories were recently licensed in the Kingdom. These plants are planned to produce 45Mt of cement. The ministry estimated at SR 21.630 billion the total investments in these plants.