US trade (export - import) with Bahrain in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 02, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Bahrain in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Bahrain

In 2018, US trade with Bahrain totaled $3,055.7 million, up 57.43% ($1,114.7 million) from 2017.

US exports to Bahrain in 2018 totaled $2,035.9 million, up 124.42% ($1,128.7 million) from 2017.

US imports from Bahrain in 2018 were $1,019.8 million, down 1.35% ($14.0 million) from 2017.

US trade balance with Bahrain went from a deficit of $126.5 million in 2017, to a surplus of $1,016.2 million in 2018.

Bahrain was the US 75th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 80th in 2017), accounting for 0.0714% of US total trade (up from 0.0491% in 2017).

Bahrain was the US 64th largest export market in 2018 (up from 80th in 2017), accounting for 0.1223% of US total exports (up from 0.0587% in 2017).

Bahrain was the US 77th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 76th in 2017), accounting for 0.0390% of US total imports (down from 0.0429% in 2017).

US Exports to Bahrain

The major share of US exports to Bahrain in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 76.83% of US total exports to Bahrain (52.56% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.59% of US total exports to Bahrain (7.73% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.67% of US total exports to Bahrain (6.24% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.29% of US total exports to Bahrain (2.16% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.78% of US total exports to Bahrain (1.94% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.59% of US total exports to Bahrain (2.10% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.51% of US total exports to Bahrain (1.02% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Bahrain in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $886.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $85.2 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $80.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $45.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $21.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $13.6 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $6.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Bahrain in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $7.0 million.
US exports to Bahrain in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 47.7 0.00 396.5-87.96
02 Meat and edible meat offal 13,749.2 0.68 15,725.3-12.57
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 374.4 0.02 278.834.26
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11,753.6 0.58 8,807.833.44
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3.7 0.00 3.9-3.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 550.5 0.03 765.2-28.06
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 10,764.0 0.53 6,694.060.80
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 732.8 0.04 511.043.42
10 Cereals 862.3 0.04 860.20.24
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 62.2 0.00 62.7-0.74
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 801.7 0.04 874.6-8.33
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3.5 0.00 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 204.0 0.01 64.3217.25
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,255.3 0.06 1,422.7-11.77
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 322.4 0.02 525.0-38.59
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 922.2 0.05 990.6-6.90
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,753.3 0.09 1,398.825.34
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,853.3 0.19 3,268.217.90
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,991.8 0.29 5,190.415.44
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 15,760.6 0.77 18,355.5-14.14
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,098.8 0.10 3,407.8-38.41
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,224.5 0.06 504.7142.63
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 89.3 0.00 23.4282.17
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 322.1 0.02 565.5-43.04
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,107.9 0.15 3,335.3-6.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 435.6 0.02 236.184.53
29 Organic chemicals 2,816.8 0.14 5,667.7-50.30
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,294.3 0.21 4,057.05.85
31 Fertilizers 53.0 0.00 63.3-16.33
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,746.6 0.09 3,414.6-48.85
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,988.6 0.29 4,577.430.83
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 3,204.0 0.16 2,840.212.81
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 641.1 0.03 578.410.84
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,553.1 0.08 197.4686.95
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 26.5-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 13,719.8 0.67 9,344.146.83
39 Plastics and articles thereof 16,331.0 0.80 21,517.2-24.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,662.0 0.18 4,062.1-9.85
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 51.2 0.00 64.0-20.01
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 471.0 0.02 1,765.3-73.32
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 9.0 0.00 5.273.04
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,925.7 0.19 2,508.956.47
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2.8 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,849.2 0.14 2,953.3-3.53
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,518.2 0.07 1,789.5-15.16
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,010.7 0.10 1,971.02.02
50 Silk 5.4 0.00 24.6-78.01
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 11.6-100.00
52 Cotton 5,842.5 0.29 6,048.9-3.41
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 7.6 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 58.8 0.00 151.3-61.13
55 Man-made staple fibers 529.2 0.03 237.6122.75
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,109.2 0.05 1,313.3-15.54
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 899.1 0.04 583.454.11
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 48.0 0.00 41.814.74
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 539.2 0.03 747.7-27.88
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 243.6 0.01 191.527.19
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,331.0 0.07 1,783.7-25.38
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,486.4 0.17 5,034.7-30.75
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,232.3 0.06 516.0138.79
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 503.1 0.02 682.9-26.33
65 Headgear and parts thereof 33.1 0.00 102.4-67.70
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 8.4 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 58.2 0.00 141.2-58.78
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,327.5 0.07 807.164.47
69 Ceramic products 646.5 0.03 1,242.6-47.97
70 Glass and glassware 1,109.2 0.05 1,657.8-33.09
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 12,020.5 0.59 19,035.1-36.85
72 Iron and steel 891.0 0.04 128.6592.68
73 Articles of iron or steel 11,954.9 0.59 10,257.216.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,959.0 0.10 1,370.742.92
75 Nickel and articles thereof 832.7 0.04 872.3-4.54
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,447.7 0.27 3,685.647.81
78 Lead and articles thereof 6.8 0.00 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 29.0 0.00 46.8-38.02
80 Tin and articles thereof 2.7 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 86.2 0.00 24.8247.78
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,937.0 0.14 1,961.949.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,142.3 0.11 1,237.373.15
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 251,031.7 12.33 165,849.351.36
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 78,645.7 3.86 78,840.7-0.25
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 242.1 0.01 33.6620.78
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 136,479.5 6.70 122,927.311.02
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 955,490.6 46.93 68,665.81,291.51
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 85,867.1 4.22 4,967.31,628.64
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 56,456.8 2.77 35,500.759.03
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 428.2 0.02 373.214.75
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 110.5 0.01 275.5-59.90
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 8,121.2 0.40 1,192.8580.88
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 11,669.4 0.57 14,359.3-18.73
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,146.1 0.20 8,937.4-53.61
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 273.5 0.01 1,089.9-74.91
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 540.2 0.03 626.8-13.82
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 247,192.1 12.14 201,941.922.41

US Imports from Bahrain

The major share of US imports from Bahrain in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 68.73% of US total imports from Bahrain (64.02% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 12.61% of US total imports from Bahrain (11.65% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.17% of US total imports from Bahrain (8.35% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.54% of US total imports from Bahrain (7.64% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.15% of US total imports from Bahrain (1.10% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Bahrain in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $66.3 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $8.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Bahrain in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $29.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $28.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $16.1 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $10.1 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $6.8 million.
US imports from Bahrain in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 3.2 0.00 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 593.0 0.06 314.988.34
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 805.2 0.08 958.2-15.97
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 85.6 0.01 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4.9 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 128,562.5 12.61 120,405.16.77
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,791.8 0.67 6,438.35.49
29 Organic chemicals 3,065.4 0.30 13,198.7-76.78
31 Fertilizers 14,260.7 1.40 21,075.7-32.34
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 73.5 0.01 87.0-15.49
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 9.1 0.00 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 368.5 0.04 449.0-17.92
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 106.2 0.01 49.3115.32
39 Plastics and articles thereof 21,579.3 2.12 37,639.7-42.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3.1 0.00 0.9248.52
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 31.2 0.00 20.254.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 33.3-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 45.3 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 347.3 0.03 507.0-31.50
54 Man-made filaments 697.5 0.07 937.2-25.58
55 Man-made staple fibers 11.1 0.00 39.5-71.80
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4.8 0.00 29.8-83.73
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3.5 0.00 4.5-23.33
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 49.1 0.00 32.252.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 80,096.0 7.85 82,461.7-2.87
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,155.0 0.21 2,253.2-4.36
70 Glass and glassware 4,493.9 0.44 2,138.3110.16
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11,733.5 1.15 11,404.42.89
72 Iron and steel 104.8 0.01 102.62.14
73 Articles of iron or steel 11,087.4 1.09 40,510.1-72.63
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,247.0 0.22 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 687,417.7 67.41 621,140.910.67
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7.0 0.00 5.625.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,242.1 0.22 1,518.747.64
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 549.3 0.05 263.6108.37
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 74.2 0.01 285.6-74.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 13.3 0.00 51.8-74.38
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3.5 0.00 679.0-99.49
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 32.7 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 756.8 0.07 248.5204.61
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 10.2-100.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 115.0 0.01 453.4-74.64
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 25.7 0.00 107.3-76.04
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 47.0 0.00 42.410.95
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 39,054.1 3.83 67,830.9-42.42
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce