US trade (export - import) with Bahrain in 2017

Published or Updated: May 01, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Bahrain in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Bahrain

In 2017, US trade with Bahrain totaled $1,940.9 million, up 13.72% ($234.2 million) from 2016.

US exports to Bahrain in 2017 totaled $907.2 million, up 0.57% ($5.1 million) from 2016.

US imports from Bahrain in 2017 totaled $1,033.7 million, up 28.46% ($229.0 million) from 2016.

US trade balance with Bahrain went from a surplus of $97.4 million in 2016, to a deficit of $126.5 million in 2017.

Bahrain was the US 80th largest trading partner in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.0491% of US total trade (up from 0.0461% in 2016).

Bahrain was the US 80th largest export market in 2017 (down from 78th in 2016), accounting for 0.0587% of US total exports (down from 0.0621% in 2016).

Bahrain was the US 76th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 79th in 2016), accounting for 0.0429% of US total imports (up from 0.0358% in 2016).

US Exports to Bahrain

The major share of US exports to Bahrain in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 52.56% of US total exports to Bahrain (50.89% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.73% of US total exports to Bahrain (6.79% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.24% of US total exports to Bahrain (6.76% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.16% of US total exports to Bahrain (1.64% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.10% of US total exports to Bahrain (3.19% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.94% of US total exports to Bahrain (2.34% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.02% of US total exports to Bahrain (1.30% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Bahrain in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $52.8 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 $35.5 million;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $7.1 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $5.3 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $5.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4.7 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $4.7 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Bahrain in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $75.4 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $14.2 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 $9.8 million;
  • 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 $6.8 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $5.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $4.8 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $3.2 million.
US exports to Bahrain in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 396.5 0.04 331.719.55
02 Meat and edible meat offal 15,725.3 1.73 13,935.112.85
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 278.8 0.03 244.913.87
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,807.8 0.97 4,121.0113.73
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.6 0.00 67.4-93.19
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3.9 0.00 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 765.2 0.08 730.04.82
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,694.0 0.74 5,324.725.72
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 511.0 0.06 520.2-1.78
10 Cereals 860.2 0.09 1,124.1-23.47
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 62.7 0.01 196.4-68.09
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 874.6 0.10 544.560.62
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 64.3 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,422.7 0.16 943.950.74
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 525.0 0.06 417.725.70
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 990.6 0.11 1,181.7-16.18
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,398.8 0.15 1,399.5-0.04
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,268.2 0.36 3,794.2-13.86
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,190.4 0.57 5,749.2-9.72
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 18,355.5 2.02 16,969.88.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,407.8 0.38 3,083.910.50
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 504.7 0.06 523.7-3.64
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 23.4 0.00 27.3-14.51
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 565.5 0.06 2,106.8-73.16
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,335.3 0.37 2,833.617.71
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 236.1 0.03 6,997.4-96.63
29 Organic chemicals 5,667.7 0.62 3,207.576.70
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,057.0 0.45 3,228.725.65
31 Fertilizers 63.3 0.01 91.8-31.08
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,414.6 0.38 2,465.538.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,577.4 0.50 3,294.738.93
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 2,840.2 0.31 3,575.2-20.56
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 578.4 0.06 610.3-5.22
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 197.4 0.02 110.778.23
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 26.5 0.00 19.734.40
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,344.1 1.03 11,649.4-19.79
39 Plastics and articles thereof 21,517.2 2.37 22,171.8-2.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,062.1 0.45 3,549.414.45
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 64.0 0.01 70.7-9.43
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,765.3 0.19 1,296.136.20
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5.2 0.00 8.7-39.98
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,508.9 0.28 2,260.211.01
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,953.3 0.33 4,007.5-26.30
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,789.5 0.20 2,946.9-39.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,971.0 0.22 2,510.5-21.49
50 Silk 24.6 0.00 11.9107.01
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 11.6 0.00 15.6-25.73
52 Cotton 6,048.9 0.67 5,815.54.01
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 13.0-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 151.3 0.02 29.2417.70
55 Man-made staple fibers 237.6 0.03 166.742.47
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,313.3 0.14 1,807.7-27.35
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 583.4 0.06 753.1-22.53
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 41.8 0.00 46.0-9.04
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 747.7 0.08 326.4129.06
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 191.5 0.02 103.984.30
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,783.7 0.20 1,825.5-2.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,034.7 0.55 8,226.6-38.80
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 516.0 0.06 280.484.04
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 682.9 0.08 1,372.6-50.25
65 Headgear and parts thereof 102.4 0.01 51.997.45
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 141.2 0.02 264.1-46.53
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 807.1 0.09 1,187.8-32.05
69 Ceramic products 1,242.6 0.14 933.033.18
70 Glass and glassware 1,657.8 0.18 1,502.910.30
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 19,035.1 2.10 28,785.8-33.87
72 Iron and steel 128.6 0.01 220.3-41.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,257.2 1.13 5,485.287.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,370.7 0.15 1,686.9-18.75
75 Nickel and articles thereof 872.3 0.10 59.61,363.90
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,685.6 0.41 3,881.7-5.05
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 46.8 0.01 31.946.89
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 24.8 0.00 84.6-70.71
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,961.9 0.22 1,881.44.28
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,237.3 0.14 1,441.3-14.15
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 165,849.3 18.28 113,062.346.69
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 78,840.7 8.69 43,303.882.06
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 33.6 0.00 101.5-66.90
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 122,927.3 13.55 198,343.7-38.02
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 68,665.8 7.57 63,368.88.36
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,967.3 0.55 10,135.4-50.99
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 35,500.7 3.91 30,795.815.28
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 373.2 0.04 236.357.95
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 275.5 0.03 122.9124.10
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,192.8 0.13 15,395.2-92.25
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 14,359.3 1.58 7,264.097.68
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,937.4 0.99 3,729.4139.65
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,089.9 0.12 549.898.24
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 626.8 0.07 412.651.93
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 201,941.9 22.26 206,700.2-2.30

US Imports from Bahrain

The major share of US imports from Bahrain in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 64.02% of US total imports from Bahrain (52.27% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.65% of US total imports from Bahrain (9.81% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.35% of US total imports from Bahrain (21.48% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.64% of US total imports from Bahrain (10.78% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.10% of US total imports from Bahrain (1.22% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Bahrain in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $200.8 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $41.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $40.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $38.8 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 $4.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Bahrain in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $76.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $10.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $7.4 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $3.6 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $3.6 million.
US imports from Bahrain in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 314.9 0.03 80.9289.02
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 958.2 0.09 860.211.40
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 127.4-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 120,405.1 11.65 78,810.252.78
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,438.3 0.62 1,527.8321.40
29 Organic chemicals 13,198.7 1.28 16,749.5-21.20
31 Fertilizers 21,075.7 2.04 19,913.95.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3.4 0.00 6.9-51.30
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 87.0 0.01 581.7-85.05
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 24.2-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 449.0 0.04 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 49.3 0.00 249.6-80.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 37,639.7 3.64 47,715.2-21.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.9 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) 20.2 0.00 13.847.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 33.3 0.00 5.4514.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 34.1-100.00
52 Cotton 507.0 0.05 972.7-47.88
54 Man-made filaments 937.2 0.09 916.42.27
55 Man-made staple fibers 39.5 0.00 7.1453.65
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 29.8 0.00 7.4303.62
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4.5 0.00 7,375.9-99.94
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 32.2 0.00 76,151.4-99.96
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 82,461.7 7.98 86,102.7-4.23
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,253.2 0.22 1,341.767.93
70 Glass and glassware 2,138.3 0.21 2,225.2-3.90
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11,404.4 1.10 9,851.415.76
72 Iron and steel 102.6 0.01 28.6258.45
73 Articles of iron or steel 40,510.1 3.92 273.314,721.61
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 621,140.9 60.09 420,300.147.79
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5.6 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,518.7 0.15 843.380.09
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 263.6 0.03 464.6-43.26
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 285.6 0.03 851.6-66.47
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 51.8 0.01 287.8-82.02
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 679.0 0.07 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 248.5 0.02 457.7-45.72
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10.2 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 453.4 0.04 86.2426.30
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 107.3 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 42.4 0.00 370.4-88.55
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 67,830.9 6.56 29,074.9133.30
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce