US trade (export - import) with Bahrain in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 07, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Bahrain in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Bahrain

In 2014, US trade with Bahrain totaled $2,064.6 million, up 22.59% ($380.5 million) from 2013.

US exports to Bahrain in 2014 totaled $1,059.8 million, up 4.11% ($41.8 million) from 2013.

US imports from Bahrain in 2014 totaled $1,004.8 million, up 50.83% ($338.6 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Bahrain in 2014 was $54.9 million, a 84.38% decrease ($296.8 million) over 2013.

Bahrain was the US 84th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 87th in 2013), accounting for 0.05% of US total trade (up from 0.04% in 2013).

Bahrain was the US 80th largest export market in 2014 (down from 79th in 2013), accounting for 0.07% of US total exports (up from 0.06% in 2013).

Bahrain was the US 78th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 85th in 2013), accounting for 0.04% of US total imports (up from 0.03% in 2013).

US Exports to Bahrain

The major share of US exports to Bahrain in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 58.02% of US total exports to Bahrain (56.10% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.05% of US total exports to Bahrain (7.20% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.52% of US total exports to Bahrain (5.65% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.93% of US total exports to Bahrain (2.36% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.58% of US total exports to Bahrain (0.58% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.57% of US total exports to Bahrain (1.49% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.50% of US total exports to Bahrain (1.93% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Bahrain in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $68.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $29.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $13.5 million;
  • 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) - an increase of $10.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $7.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Bahrain in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $38.9 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $29.9 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $14.6 million;
  • 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 (HS code 85) - a decrease of $4.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $4.4 million.
US exports to Bahrain in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 489.4 0.05 216.7125.81
02 Meat and edible meat offal 11,866.5 1.12 14,601.8-18.73
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 157.3 0.01 215.9-27.14
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 25,416.5 2.40 24,784.22.55
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 104.1 0.01 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 732.9 0.07 1,141.4-35.79
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,434.7 0.51 5,396.90.70
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 325.7 0.03 411.3-20.81
10 Cereals 554.3 0.05 507.29.28
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 542.6 0.05 133.4306.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 850.4 0.08 911.0-6.66
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2.9 0.00 27.8-89.68
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 226.1 0.02 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 443.3 0.04 505.4-12.28
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 247.8 0.02 222.311.47
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 919.2 0.09 1,045.3-12.07
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 864.5 0.08 732.817.97
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,668.8 0.35 3,100.818.32
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,410.0 0.42 3,973.310.99
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 15,265.2 1.44 13,475.913.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,619.7 0.15 1,341.220.76
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 560.7 0.05 525.46.72
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 11.0 0.00 39.2-71.96
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,714.3 0.26 2,520.77.68
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,560.1 0.24 17,163.8-85.08
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 985.9 0.09 538.783.02
29 Organic chemicals 1,368.6 0.13 2,151.1-36.37
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,632.1 0.53 3,596.156.62
31 Fertilizers 75.7 0.01 60.325.63
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,514.6 0.43 3,546.227.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,831.0 0.27 3,555.5-20.38
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 3,999.8 0.38 3,032.731.89
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 420.7 0.04 481.0-12.53
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 177.7 0.02 198.9-10.66
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3.3 0.00 63.0-94.76
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,856.9 0.65 11,280.9-39.22
39 Plastics and articles thereof 28,614.2 2.70 25,915.010.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,047.4 0.29 3,082.1-1.13
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 169.1 0.02 363.6-53.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 783.5 0.07 725.77.96
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 46.4 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,086.1 0.29 1,818.069.75
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 28.0-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 506.1 0.05 407.824.09
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,306.2 0.22 1,709.134.94
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,761.0 0.35 4,262.7-11.77
50 Silk 6.0 0.00 6.0-0.68
52 Cotton 1,223.1 0.12 4,389.2-72.13
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 18.3 0.00 18.30.26
54 Man-made filaments 105.7 0.01 72.645.64
55 Man-made staple fibers 54.1 0.01 230.6-76.56
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 278.8 0.03 570.3-51.11
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,520.4 0.14 331.5358.72
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 211.7 0.02 223.8-5.40
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 533.3 0.05 641.2-16.84
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 49.3 0.00 119.8-58.83
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,852.5 0.27 1,295.1120.24
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,749.3 0.54 6,341.2-9.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,431.5 0.14 526.1172.07
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,030.0 0.19 204.0895.22
65 Headgear and parts thereof 186.9 0.02 80.4132.43
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 265.7 0.03 6.04,319.70
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 161.2 0.02 158.91.42
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,611.0 0.15 946.070.29
69 Ceramic products 1,654.0 0.16 886.486.60
70 Glass and glassware 1,921.1 0.18 1,212.158.49
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 16,764.3 1.58 5,937.7182.34
72 Iron and steel 285.7 0.03 440.3-35.12
73 Articles of iron or steel 11,778.1 1.11 12,546.9-6.13
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,382.6 0.13 1,697.4-18.55
75 Nickel and articles thereof 410.9 0.04 269.452.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 807.2 0.08 2,903.6-72.20
78 Lead and articles thereof 24.0 0.00 30.4-21.07
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8.1 0.00 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 49.0 0.00 16.2202.69
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 27.7 0.00 145.0-80.87
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,038.7 0.19 4,644.0-56.10
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,639.0 0.34 1,374.4164.76
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 135,464.5 12.78 174,401.4-22.33
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 46,822.7 4.42 51,392.2-8.89
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 21.0 0.00 58.6-64.19
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 280,847.1 26.50 267,387.25.03
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 111,542.1 10.53 43,359.2157.25
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,789.2 0.26 4,163.6-33.01
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 37,432.7 3.53 30,263.123.69
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 470.3 0.04 294.259.88
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 164.4 0.02 212.1-22.45
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,773.5 0.17 31,625.8-94.39
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 13,102.8 1.24 14,759.4-11.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,786.8 0.36 3,206.918.08
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 250.4 0.02 324.8-22.91
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 267.4 0.03 574.5-53.45
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 216,769.8 20.45 187,811.015.42

US Imports from Bahrain

The major share of US imports from Bahrain in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 26.48% of US total imports from Bahrain (28.53% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 24.28% of US total imports from Bahrain (21.39% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 21.63% of US total imports from Bahrain (27.46% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 16.99% of US total imports from Bahrain (15.21% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.49% of US total imports from Bahrain (0.98% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.94% of US total imports from Bahrain (1.06% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Bahrain in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $73.2 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $69.4 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $63.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $35.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $32.9 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $26.3 million;
  • 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) - an increase of $18.6 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $11.6 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $5.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Bahrain in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Bahrain in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 237.8 0.02 425.6-44.11
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,509.6 0.15 577.1161.60
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 12.7 0.00 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 10.4 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 170,766.7 16.99 101,359.968.48
29 Organic chemicals 49,555.6 4.93 44,177.612.17
31 Fertilizers 159,973.4 15.92 96,730.065.38
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 24.1 0.00 43.1-44.17
39 Plastics and articles thereof 34,415.4 3.42 1,535.62,141.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 28.1-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6.8 0.00 3.1118.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2.6 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11.7 0.00 250.8-95.33
52 Cotton 787.2 0.08 2,134.6-63.12
54 Man-made filaments 1,089.1 0.11 897.721.33
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.8 0.00 1.8-56.26
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 29,262.3 2.91 2,952.8891.01
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 108,526.9 10.80 110,900.9-2.14
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 77,638.0 7.73 66,018.917.60
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 108.0 0.01 202.8-46.76
70 Glass and glassware 163.4 0.02 340.0-51.95
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 25,070.6 2.49 6,502.5285.55
72 Iron and steel 4,894.0 0.49 2,063.5137.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 64.9 0.01 80.5-19.28
74 Copper and articles thereof 15.2 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 261,122.6 25.99 187,929.138.95
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2.4 0.00 5.5-55.14
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,903.6 0.79 5,574.141.79
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 131.6 0.01 526.0-74.99
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 915.7 0.09 377.1142.83
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 144.2 0.01 79.282.09
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 15.8-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 400.4 0.04 487.7-17.90
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
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 161.3 0.02 54.0199.06
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 51.8 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 101.2 0.01 5.51,741.79
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 69,752.5 6.94 33,905.6105.73
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce