US trade (export - import) with Bahrain in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 17, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Bahrain in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Bahrain

In 2015, US trade with Bahrain totaled $2,224.5 million, up 7.75% ($160.0 million) from 2014.

US exports to Bahrain in 2015 totaled $1,274.1 million, up 20.22% ($214.3 million) from 2014.

US imports from Bahrain in 2015 were $950.5 million, down 5.41% ($54.3 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Bahrain in 2015 was $323.6 million, a 489.11% increase ($268.6 million) over 2014.

Bahrain was the US 73rd largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 84th in 2014), accounting for 0.0584% of US total trade (up from 0.0512% in 2014).

Bahrain was the US 71st largest export market in 2015 (up from 80th in 2014), accounting for 0.0847% of US total exports (up from 0.0654% in 2014).

Bahrain was the US 77th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 78th in 2014), accounting for 0.0412% of US total imports (down from 0.0417% in 2014).

US Exports to Bahrain

The major share of US exports to Bahrain in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 50.16% of US total exports to Bahrain (58.02% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.41% of US total exports to Bahrain (5.52% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.62% of US total exports to Bahrain (7.05% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.95% of US total exports to Bahrain (1.58% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.42% of US total exports to Bahrain (1.93% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.37% of US total exports to Bahrain (1.57% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Bahrain in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $127.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $72.2 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $44.3 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $28.4 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) - an increase of $27.9 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 $8.1 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $5.7 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $5.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Bahrain in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $73.4 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $21.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $4.8 million.
US exports to Bahrain in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 224.9 0.02 489.4-54.05
02 Meat and edible meat offal 11,481.0 0.90 11,866.5-3.25
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 252.4 0.02 157.360.49
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,108.2 0.32 25,416.5-83.84
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 36.7 0.00 104.1-64.74
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 14.0 0.00 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 809.6 0.06 732.910.46
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,583.6 0.44 5,434.72.74
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 492.3 0.04 325.751.12
10 Cereals 572.3 0.04 554.33.24
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 107.3 0.01 542.6-80.23
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 632.9 0.05 850.4-25.57
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 226.1-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 581.3 0.05 443.331.14
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 229.7 0.02 247.8-7.32
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 986.1 0.08 919.27.28
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,534.8 0.12 864.577.53
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,239.4 0.33 3,668.815.55
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,044.2 0.47 4,410.037.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 18,214.1 1.43 15,265.219.32
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,024.2 0.16 1,619.724.98
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 668.2 0.05 560.719.18
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 29.0 0.00 11.0164.43
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,633.5 0.21 2,714.3-2.98
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,459.0 0.19 2,560.1-3.95
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 45,261.9 3.55 985.94,490.82
29 Organic chemicals 1,682.1 0.13 1,368.622.90
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,341.1 0.34 5,632.1-22.92
31 Fertilizers 55.8 0.00 75.7-26.32
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,245.9 0.18 4,514.6-50.25
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,222.7 0.33 2,831.049.16
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 3,527.0 0.28 3,999.8-11.82
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 559.7 0.04 420.733.03
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 5,670.9 0.45 177.73,090.98
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 10.0 0.00 3.3202.27
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,258.4 0.65 6,856.920.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 28,116.0 2.21 28,614.2-1.74
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,195.4 0.25 3,047.44.86
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 63.1 0.00 169.1-62.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 998.4 0.08 783.527.44
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 38.5 0.00 46.4-16.85
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,127.0 0.25 3,086.11.33
45 Cork and articles of cork 9.1 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,049.1 0.08 506.1107.31
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,161.0 0.25 2,306.237.06
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,167.4 0.25 3,761.0-15.78
50 Silk 33.2 0.00 6.0454.87
52 Cotton 3,733.7 0.29 1,223.1205.26
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 10.1 0.00 18.3-45.08
54 Man-made filaments 68.3 0.01 105.7-35.37
55 Man-made staple fibers 168.3 0.01 54.1211.42
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 198.5 0.02 278.8-28.80
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,094.3 0.09 1,520.4-28.03
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 210.6 0.02 211.7-0.53
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 462.7 0.04 533.3-13.24
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 176.5 0.01 49.3257.76
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,488.6 0.12 2,852.5-47.81
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,416.6 0.58 5,749.329.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 664.5 0.05 1,431.5-53.58
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,165.9 0.09 2,030.0-42.56
65 Headgear and parts thereof 197.7 0.02 186.95.80
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 12.1 0.00 265.7-95.44
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 291.9 0.02 161.281.09
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 639.4 0.05 1,611.0-60.31
69 Ceramic products 736.3 0.06 1,654.0-55.48
70 Glass and glassware 1,025.7 0.08 1,921.1-46.61
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 24,842.6 1.95 16,764.348.19
72 Iron and steel 326.9 0.03 285.714.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 11,221.9 0.88 11,778.1-4.72
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,366.1 0.11 1,382.6-1.19
75 Nickel and articles thereof 340.0 0.03 410.9-17.25
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,929.7 0.15 807.2139.05
78 Lead and articles thereof 7.8 0.00 24.0-67.54
79 Zinc and articles thereof 2.9 0.00 8.1-63.88
80 Tin and articles thereof 13.6 0.00 49.0-72.33
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 69.8 0.01 27.7151.68
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,172.5 0.09 2,038.7-42.49
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,651.8 0.13 3,639.0-54.61
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 207,633.4 16.30 135,464.553.28
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 74,746.5 5.87 46,822.759.64
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 272.2 0.02 21.01,197.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 277,120.1 21.75 280,847.1-1.33
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 38,109.7 2.99 111,542.1-65.83
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 8,511.0 0.67 2,789.2205.13
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 32,652.4 2.56 37,432.7-12.77
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 321.9 0.03 470.3-31.56
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 118.2 0.01 164.4-28.11
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 30,209.6 2.37 1,773.51,603.43
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 9,479.7 0.74 13,102.8-27.65
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,640.3 0.29 3,786.8-3.87
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 447.8 0.04 250.478.86
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 913.4 0.07 267.4241.56
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 344,416.3 27.03 216,769.858.89

US Imports from Bahrain

The major share of US imports from Bahrain in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 31.92% of US total imports from Bahrain (26.48% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.24% of US total imports from Bahrain (24.28% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 22.75% of US total imports from Bahrain (21.63% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 13.55% of US total imports from Bahrain (16.99% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.53% of US total imports from Bahrain (2.49% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Bahrain in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $40.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $7.6 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $5.9 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $4.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Bahrain in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $42.0 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $31.6 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) - a decrease of $10.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $10.0 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $7.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3.5 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $3.3 million.
US imports from Bahrain in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 28.5 0.00 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 90.7 0.01 237.8-61.88
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 733.4 0.08 1,509.6-51.42
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 12.7-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 128,810.3 13.55 170,766.7-24.57
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,193.6 0.44 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 46,227.1 4.86 49,555.6-6.72
31 Fertilizers 128,403.4 13.51 159,973.4-19.73
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 31.6 0.00 24.131.29
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 6.5 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6.1 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 42,008.0 4.42 34,415.422.06
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1.2 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.1 0.00 6.8-54.54
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7.5 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 114.0 0.01 11.7873.95
52 Cotton 433.1 0.05 787.2-44.99
54 Man-made filaments 790.2 0.08 1,089.1-27.44
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 37.0 0.00 0.84,625.80
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 30,064.6 3.16 29,262.32.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 101,290.3 10.66 108,526.9-6.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 83,553.3 8.79 77,638.07.62
65 Headgear and parts thereof 43.1 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 160.8 0.02 108.048.92
70 Glass and glassware 275.2 0.03 163.468.43
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 14,564.9 1.53 25,070.6-41.90
72 Iron and steel 2,096.7 0.22 4,894.0-57.16
73 Articles of iron or steel 215.3 0.02 64.9231.50
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 15.2-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 301,098.2 31.68 261,122.615.31
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,415.4 0.46 7,903.6-44.13
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 108.4 0.01 131.6-17.59
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 255.1 0.03 915.7-72.14
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 100.0 0.01 144.2-30.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 532.4 0.06 400.432.96
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 9.5 0.00 0.0
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 9.0 0.00 161.3-94.45
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 51.8-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5.3 0.00 101.2-94.72
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 59,770.5 6.29 69,752.5-14.31
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce