Eastern Province

Economy

The region’s economy is characterized by unique features, most importantly are its oil-exploration industries, refineries and oil marketing infrastructure, natural gas industries, and the Jubail petrochemical industrial city; built from practically nothing. It now constitutes a unique example of successful industrial experimentation in the world. There are three other industrial cities in the kingdom. The Eastern region also has minerals and manufacturing industries. Food and many of its products are export to other countries.