US trade (export - import) with Bahrain in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 21, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Bahrain in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Bahrain

In 2016, US trade with Bahrain was $1,706.8 million, down 23.28% ($517.8 million) from 2015.

US exports to Bahrain in 2016 were $902.1 million, down 29.20% ($372.0 million) from 2015.

US imports from Bahrain in 2016 were $804.7 million, down 15.34% ($145.8 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Bahrain in 2016 was $97.4 million, a 69.90% decrease ($226.2 million) over 2015.

Bahrain was the US 80th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 73rd in 2015), accounting for 0.0461% of US total trade (down from 0.0584% in 2015).

Bahrain was the US 78th largest export market in 2016 (down from 71st in 2015), accounting for 0.0621% of US total exports (down from 0.0847% in 2015).

Bahrain was the US 79th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 77th in 2015), accounting for 0.0358% of US total imports (down from 0.0412% in 2015).

US Exports to Bahrain

The major share of US exports to Bahrain in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 50.89% of US total exports to Bahrain (50.16% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.79% of US total exports to Bahrain (4.62% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.76% of US total exports to Bahrain (8.41% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.19% of US total exports to Bahrain (1.95% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.34% of US total exports to Bahrain (1.37% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.64% of US total exports to Bahrain (1.42% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.30% of US total exports to Bahrain (0.83% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Bahrain in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $25,259.1 thousand;
  • 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 $3,943.2 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $3,391.0 thousand;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $2,958.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Bahrain in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $137,716.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $94,571.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $78,776.4 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $38,264.6 thousand;
  • 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 $31,442.7 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $14,814.4 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $5,944.2 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $5,736.7 thousand;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $5,560.2 thousand.
US exports to Bahrain in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 331.7 0.04 224.947.51
02 Meat and edible meat offal 13,935.1 1.54 11,481.021.38
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 244.9 0.03 252.4-3.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,121.0 0.46 4,108.20.31
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 67.4 0.01 36.783.80
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 14.0-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 730.0 0.08 809.6-9.83
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,324.7 0.59 5,583.6-4.64
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 520.2 0.06 492.35.68
10 Cereals 1,124.1 0.12 572.396.42
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 196.4 0.02 107.383.06
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 544.5 0.06 632.9-13.97
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5.7 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 943.9 0.10 581.362.36
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 417.7 0.05 229.781.83
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,181.7 0.13 986.119.83
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,399.5 0.16 1,534.8-8.82
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,794.2 0.42 4,239.4-10.50
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,749.2 0.64 6,044.2-4.88
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 16,969.8 1.88 18,214.1-6.83
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,083.9 0.34 2,024.252.35
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 523.7 0.06 668.2-21.62
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 27.3 0.00 29.0-5.91
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,106.8 0.23 2,633.5-20.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,833.6 0.31 2,459.015.23
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,997.4 0.78 45,261.9-84.54
29 Organic chemicals 3,207.5 0.36 1,682.190.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,228.7 0.36 4,341.1-25.63
31 Fertilizers 91.8 0.01 55.864.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,465.5 0.27 2,245.99.77
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,294.7 0.37 4,222.7-21.98
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 3,575.2 0.40 3,527.01.37
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 610.3 0.07 559.79.05
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 110.7 0.01 5,670.9-98.05
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 19.7 0.00 10.097.29
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11,649.4 1.29 8,258.441.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 22,171.8 2.46 28,116.0-21.14
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,549.4 0.39 3,195.411.08
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 70.7 0.01 63.111.99
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,296.1 0.14 998.429.82
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 8.7 0.00 38.5-77.52
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,260.2 0.25 3,127.0-27.72
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 9.1-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,007.5 0.44 1,049.1281.98
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,946.9 0.33 3,161.0-6.77
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,510.5 0.28 3,167.4-20.74
50 Silk 11.9 0.00 33.2-64.18
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 15.6 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 5,815.5 0.64 3,733.755.76
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 13.0 0.00 10.129.24
54 Man-made filaments 29.2 0.00 68.3-57.23
55 Man-made staple fibers 166.7 0.02 168.3-0.94
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,807.7 0.20 198.5810.62
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 753.1 0.08 1,094.3-31.18
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 46.0 0.01 210.6-78.17
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 326.4 0.04 462.7-29.45
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 103.9 0.01 176.5-41.11
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,825.5 0.20 1,488.622.63
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8,226.6 0.91 7,416.610.92
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 280.4 0.03 664.5-57.81
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,372.6 0.15 1,165.917.73
65 Headgear and parts thereof 51.9 0.01 197.7-73.76
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 7.3 0.00 12.1-40.04
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 264.1 0.03 291.9-9.51
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,187.8 0.13 639.485.76
69 Ceramic products 933.0 0.10 736.326.71
70 Glass and glassware 1,502.9 0.17 1,025.746.53
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 28,785.8 3.19 24,842.615.87
72 Iron and steel 220.3 0.02 326.9-32.60
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,485.2 0.61 11,221.9-51.12
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,686.9 0.19 1,366.123.48
75 Nickel and articles thereof 59.6 0.01 340.0-82.48
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,881.7 0.43 1,929.7101.16
78 Lead and articles thereof 4.5 0.00 7.8-42.23
79 Zinc and articles thereof 31.9 0.00 2.9990.04
80 Tin and articles thereof 9.7 0.00 13.6-28.72
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 84.6 0.01 69.821.23
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,881.4 0.21 1,172.560.46
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,441.3 0.16 1,651.8-12.74
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 113,062.3 12.53 207,633.4-45.55
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 43,303.8 4.80 74,746.5-42.07
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 101.5 0.01 272.2-62.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 198,343.7 21.99 277,120.1-28.43
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 63,368.8 7.02 38,109.766.28
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 10,135.4 1.12 8,511.019.09
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 30,795.8 3.41 32,652.4-5.69
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 236.3 0.03 321.9-26.60
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 122.9 0.01 118.23.99
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 15,395.2 1.71 30,209.6-49.04
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 7,264.0 0.81 9,479.7-23.37
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,729.4 0.41 3,640.32.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 549.8 0.06 447.822.77
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 412.6 0.05 913.4-54.83
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 206,700.2 22.91 344,416.3-39.99

US Imports from Bahrain

The major share of US imports from Bahrain in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 52.27% of US total imports from Bahrain (31.92% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 21.48% of US total imports from Bahrain (22.75% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.78% of US total imports from Bahrain (23.24% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.81% of US total imports from Bahrain (13.55% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.22% of US total imports from Bahrain (1.53% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Bahrain in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $119,201.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $5,707.2 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $2,549.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Bahrain in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $108,489.4 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $50,000.0 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $30,695.6 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $29,477.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $25,138.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $22,688.7 thousand;
  • 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 $4,713.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,572.1 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $2,665.8 thousand.
US imports from Bahrain in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 28.5-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 80.9 0.01 90.7-10.71
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 860.2 0.11 733.417.29
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2.8 0.00 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 127.4 0.02 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 78,810.2 9.79 128,810.3-38.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,527.8 0.19 4,193.6-63.57
29 Organic chemicals 16,749.5 2.08 46,227.1-63.77
31 Fertilizers 19,913.9 2.47 128,403.4-84.49
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6.9 0.00 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 581.7 0.07 31.61,740.95
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 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 24.2 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 249.6 0.03 6.13,969.75
39 Plastics and articles thereof 47,715.2 5.93 42,008.013.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.2-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 13.8 0.00 3.1342.90
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5.4 0.00 7.5-27.94
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 34.1 0.00 114.0-70.09
52 Cotton 972.7 0.12 433.1124.61
54 Man-made filaments 916.4 0.11 790.215.97
55 Man-made staple fibers 7.1 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 7.4 0.00 37.0-80.07
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.3 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,375.9 0.92 30,064.6-75.47
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 76,151.4 9.46 101,290.3-24.82
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 86,102.7 10.70 83,553.33.05
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,341.7 0.17 43.13,015.48
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 160.8-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 2,225.2 0.28 275.2708.71
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9,851.4 1.22 14,564.9-32.36
72 Iron and steel 28.6 0.00 2,096.7-98.64
73 Articles of iron or steel 273.3 0.03 215.326.94
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 420,300.1 52.23 301,098.239.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 843.3 0.10 4,415.4-80.90
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 464.6 0.06 108.4328.53
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 851.6 0.11 255.1233.83
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 287.8 0.04 100.0187.89
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 457.7 0.06 532.4-14.02
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 9.5-100.00
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 86.2 0.01 9.0862.08
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 370.4 0.05 5.36,830.03
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 29,074.9 3.61 59,770.5-51.36
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce