Bahrain is ranked 15th overall among the most competitive emerging markets in the world and fifth in terms of business fundamentals, according to the 2022 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index.
The Index ranks 50 countries by factors that make them attractive to logistics providers, freight forwarders, shipping lines, air cargo carriers, and distributors.
In the area of business fundamentals, Gulf countries dominated the rankings with the UAE topping it and Saudi Arabia placing third. Bahrain followed while improving two places from last year to rank fifth. Bahrain is distinguished by providing free zones across a range of manufacturing sectors as well as 100% foreign ownership of enterprises.