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 2020 amounted to approximately USD 57 million, compared to USD 99.6 million in 2019. This income comprises corporate dividends
(USD 4.3 million compared to USD 3.6 million in 2019), investment portfolio income
(USD 36.3 million compared to USD (70.6) million in 2019), loans (USD 2 million compared to USD 11.5 million in 2019) and other sources (USD 14.5 million compared to USD 13.8 million in 2019).
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 48.57%; livestock production, including poultry, red meat, dairy and fish at 25.11%; plant production, including grains, fodder, vegetables and fruits at 22.64%; and the services sector, including the provision of various agriculture services at 3.68%.
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 64.32% of the AAAID’s investments, followed by Egypt at 6.01%, and Sultanate of Oman at 5.56%, the UAE at 5.54%, Iraq at 4.28%, KSA at 3.63% with the remaining member states accounting for 10.66%, depending on the availability of investment opportunities in each.
The total capital investment of the AAAID in both its existing and under implementation and establishment companies was approximately USD 661.5 million as at 31 December 2020. These investments represent about 91% of the AAAID’s total paid-up capital, which amounts to approximately USD 729.1 million. The AAAID’s total investments in the regional and global financial markets was USD 501.2 million in 2020, compared to USD 482.8 million in 2019.
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 729.1 million at the end of 2020.