There are 21 Arab countries that contribute to the AAAID: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, State of Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Republic of Iraq, Republic of the Sudan, State of Qatar, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, Arab Republic of Egypt, Kingdom of Morocco, Kingdom of Bahrain, Sultanate of Oman, Republic of Tunisia, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Lebanese Republic, Federal Republic of Somalia, Syrian Arab Republic, State of Palestine, Republic of Yemen, Union of the Comoros, and the Republic of Djibouti. Of these, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE, Iraq and Republic of Sudan account for more than 86% of the AAAID’s paid-up capital.
The total income of the AAAID in 2019 amounted to approximately USD 99.7 million, compared to USD 36.6 million in 2018. This income comprises corporate dividends
(USD 3.50 million compared to USD 4.6 million in 2018), investment portfolio income
(USD 70.6 million compared to USD (14.8) million in 2018), loans (USD 11.5 million compared to USD 3.3 million in 2018) and other sources (USD 13.9 million compared to USD 43.5 million in 2018).
The AAAID’s investments in both existing companies and companies under establishment fell under four main sectors, namely agricultural processing, including sugar, oils and other food items at 50%; livestock production, including poultry, red meat, dairy and fish at 23%; plant production, including grains, fodder, vegetables and fruits at 23%; and the services sector, including the provision of various agriculture services at 4%.
AAAID's affiliate companies are distributed in 12 Arab member states, according to the investment opportunities and comparative advantages in each. The AAAID's investment in Sudan is 66%, followed by Egypt at 6.2%, the UAE at 5.6%, Iraq at 4.4% and KSA at 4% , Sultanate of Oman at 3.4%, with the remaining member states together accounting for 10.4%, depending on their available investment opportunities.
The total capital investment of the AAAID in both its existing and under-establishment companies was approximately USD 640 million as at 31 December 2019. These investments represent about 89% of the AAAID’s total paid-up capital, which amounts to approximately USD 721 million. The AAAID’s total investments in the regional and global financial markets was USD 483 million in 2019, compared to USD 444 million in 2018.
21 Arab countries contribute to the capital of the AAAID, of which authorized capital was
USD 1.1 billon and paid-up capital approximately USD 721 million at the end of 2019.