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Saudis account for 22% of workers in manufacturing sector

According to data by the Saudi Central Department of Statistics and Information, 78% of the 3.19 million workers in the secondary manufacturing sector are expatriates, Arab News has reported. Non-Saudis numbered 2.5 million against 696,000 Saudis, representing 22% of the sector's manpower and working in agriculture and construction industry, the figures showed. Workers in the country's service and manufacturing sectors numbered 10.6 million at the end of 2012, with Saudis accounting for 44%, the report said.