The Market

Foreign Investments

As a market with substantial untapped potential and a vibrant economy, Saudi Arabia is extremely attractive to foreign retailers. Further opportunities are likely to arise in 2015 with the announcement that the Kingdom plans to open up its stock market to international investors, giving them access to its US$ 530 billion bourse.

Many international brands are already present in the Kingdom, but there is a constant stream of new entrants seeking new opportunities.

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Although the local industry has a challenging operating environment and unique social dynamics, in both the short and the long term, the rewards for investment in the sector are high and growing

Although the local industry has a challenging operating environment and unique social dynamics, in both the short and the long term, the rewards for investment in the sector should be high.

The Saudi retail market is expanding strongly due to the shift by consumers to modern retail outlets, population growth, and income growth.

Jeddah International Trade Fair Establishes Itself As The Only And Leading Multi- sectorial Exhibition In The Kingdom

JITF – Jeddah International Trade Fair increased the presence of exhibitors in 2014 by over 30% compared to the last edition and is now firmly established as the only and leading multi – sectorial event allowing countries to bring a multitude of products and services to the expanding and continuous requirements of the Saudi market, that has a huge consumer potential.

Companies catering to the day-to-day requirements of a growing population like clothing, fashion wear, textiles, costume jewelry, perfumes and beauty products, home décor, furniture and furnishings, appliances and audio visual equipment to handicrafts and Object de Art; all have a unique market to promote their brands and establish joint ventures and distributor and dealerships.

The show continues to receive the support of the Ministries of Commerce, Trade Associations and Foreign Trade Missions of countries worldwide that are keen to claim a share of this highly lucrative market in the Middle East and the vast scope of products and industry sectors.