Jobs sector MEA H1 2018

The textiles sector created more jobs in the Middle East and Africa in H1, 2018, than any other, adding 40,769 jobs in the first sixth months of the year.

The metals sector was second, adding 23,979 jobs, with real estate creating 19,915.


The communications and automotive OEM sectors were neck and neck, adding 16,298 and 16,102 jobs respectively in the region.

The chart was produced using fDi Markets, which gives real-time crossborder greenfield investment data on all sectors and locations. For more information visit