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3% of restaurants and cafes owned by Saudi women

Women accounted for 3 percent of the total number of commercial restaurant and cafes in Saudi Arabia, according to statistics from the Ministry of Commerce and Investment


The number of women’s commercial records in the sector was 144 in 1438AH, out of 4,263 commercial records.

Commercial records of restaurants and cafes rose by 18.5 percent over the same period in 1437AH, with a total of 3,595, according to a report published on Monday by Al Eqtisadiah newspaper.

Saudi men ranked first in the owners of restaurants and coffee shops, followed by Saudi women, and finally foreigners, who accounted for only 0.49 percent of the total sector, with a total of 21.

The Kingdom’s food sector is growing more rapidly than any other region saudi resin the world, with more young Saudi men looking to open a restaurant or start a “Food Truck.”

The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has announced that women’s commercial registers have been concentrated in four sectors: Services, diversified trade and information technology; real estate and land; operating, maintenance and cleaning of enterprises; and tourism, restaurants and exhibitions.

The ministry has taken measures to empower women and increase the share of their practice of the business, as it has developed its electronic transactions to reduce procedures and facilitate business operations through electronic services.

Source: arabnews

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