US trade with Bahrain in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 01, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Bahrain in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Bahrain

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Bahrain totaled $521.9 million, up 24.89% ($104.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Bahrain in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $234.8 million, down 5.99% ($15.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Bahrain in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $287.1 million, up 70.78% ($119.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Bahrain went from a surplus of $81.7 million in the 4th quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $52.2 million in the 4th quarter of 2017.

Bahrain was the US 80th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 83rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0500% of US total trade (up from 0.0434% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Bahrain was the US 76th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 79th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0576% of US total exports (down from 0.0659% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Bahrain was the US 74th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 77th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0452% of US total imports (up from 0.0288% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Bahrain

The major share of US exports to Bahrain in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 51.33% of US total exports to Bahrain (45.40% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.07% of US total exports to Bahrain (6.78% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 7.75% of US total exports to Bahrain (11.06% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.62% of US total exports to Bahrain (5.25% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.73% of US total exports to Bahrain (1.83% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.43% of US total exports to Bahrain (1.49% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Bahrain in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $12.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $9.7 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 $9.0 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $2.7 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 $2.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $1.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Bahrain in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $15.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $13.0 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 $9.4 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $5.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $4.1 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $4.0 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $0.8 million.
US exports to Bahrain in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 86.5-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,648.7 1.55 4,118.0-11.40
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 60.3 0.03 47.526.92
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,919.7 1.24 1,711.970.55
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 67.4-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 144.3 0.06 138.04.60
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,019.7 0.86 1,737.316.26
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 185.8 0.08 179.03.82
10 Cereals 185.1 0.08 255.4-27.52
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 226.7 0.10 119.889.22
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 40.5 0.02 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 344.7 0.15 285.520.72
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 128.8 0.05 32.6294.73
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 298.3 0.13 249.519.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 562.2 0.24 432.130.11
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 699.6 0.30 880.9-20.59
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,144.0 0.49 1,255.8-8.90
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,583.7 1.95 4,117.711.31
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,554.2 0.66 1,056.247.15
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 178.4 0.08 133.733.41
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 14.9 0.01 22.0-32.44
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 137.6 0.06 76.779.40
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,521.8 0.65 1,090.539.55
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 43.0 0.02 194.8-77.93
29 Organic chemicals 964.6 0.41 1,956.1-50.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,089.6 0.46 742.246.82
31 Fertilizers 14.1 0.01 8.566.22
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 679.5 0.29 803.9-15.47
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,251.4 0.53 856.446.11
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 490.8 0.21 912.4-46.21
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 188.7 0.08 189.1-0.20
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 93.2 0.04 25.0273.01
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,017.6 1.29 3,153.4-4.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,527.1 1.93 3,122.944.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 839.9 0.36 1,145.1-26.65
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 5.9 0.00 16.1-63.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 155.1 0.07 282.0-45.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 8.7-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 856.2 0.36 865.3-1.05
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 125.0 0.05 496.2-74.81
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 277.6 0.12 196.641.25
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 342.5 0.15 385.9-11.26
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 15.6-100.00
52 Cotton 434.3 0.18 1,200.5-63.82
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 5.6 0.00 8.1-30.97
55 Man-made staple fibers 75.3 0.03 36.7105.28
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 229.4 0.10 343.7-33.26
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 29.7 0.01 81.3-63.45
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11.7 0.00 38.0-69.22
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 300.8 0.13 25.41,082.28
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 672.4 0.29 318.7110.99
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,274.3 0.54 1,406.0-9.37
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 193.6 0.08 70.4175.06
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 77.8 0.03 95.6-18.60
65 Headgear and parts thereof 35.0 0.01 9.8258.30
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 6.3 0.00 67.0-90.56
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 189.0 0.08 231.9-18.52
69 Ceramic products 155.7 0.07 129.819.89
70 Glass and glassware 261.0 0.11 360.5-27.62
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 18,198.3 7.75 27,622.4-34.12
72 Iron and steel 28.8 0.01 140.7-79.53
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,363.5 0.58 1,475.2-7.58
74 Copper and articles thereof 273.5 0.12 463.7-41.01
75 Nickel and articles thereof 566.1 0.24 6.58,668.97
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,057.3 0.45 1,535.3-31.14
79 Zinc and articles thereof 23.0 0.01 31.9-27.90
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 20.2 0.01 7.0190.68
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 384.2 0.16 310.723.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 335.2 0.14 599.4-44.08
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 21,060.2 8.97 36,828.1-42.81
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 22,143.9 9.43 13,136.768.57
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 10.7 0.00 4.7127.48
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 33,138.9 14.11 37,258.7-11.06
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 27,418.3 11.68 15,062.282.03
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,037.8 0.44 5,058.5-79.48
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15,718.9 6.69 6,043.7160.09
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 93.2 0.04 52.876.62
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 42.1 0.02 41.80.67
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 369.4 0.16 6,289.6-94.13
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 4,051.4 1.73 1,987.5103.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,767.1 1.60 1,104.1241.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 218.6 0.09 197.110.91
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 467.6 0.20 41.11,037.58
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 43,511.1 18.53 56,551.9-23.06

US Imports from Bahrain

The major share of US imports from Bahrain in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 63.79% of US total imports from Bahrain (62.97% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 14.90% of US total imports from Bahrain (9.32% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.72% of US total imports from Bahrain (11.57% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.28% of US total imports from Bahrain (10.07% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.58% of US total imports from Bahrain (1.31% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Bahrain in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $42.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $34.6 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $27.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $16.6 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $9.7 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Bahrain in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $8.1 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1.3 million.
US imports from Bahrain in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 82.1 0.03 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 330.9 0.12 365.0-9.33
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 70.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 42,760.4 14.90 15,596.8174.16
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,978.8 0.69 1,367.844.67
29 Organic chemicals 3,099.9 1.08 4,358.8-28.88
31 Fertilizers 9,679.9 3.37 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 20.8 0.01 27.7-25.05
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 154.5 0.05 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,097.2 1.08 11,156.1-72.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.9 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 162.4 0.06 246.3-34.07
54 Man-made filaments 400.0 0.14 337.418.56
55 Man-made staple fibers 30.6 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 836.2-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 24.8 0.01 525.7-95.28
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 18,184.2 6.33 17,253.95.39
65 Headgear and parts thereof 498.3 0.17 242.5105.48
70 Glass and glassware 627.8 0.22 2,177.4-71.17
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,670.7 0.58 2,200.7-24.08
72 Iron and steel 7.9 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 34,747.1 12.10 134.125,804.20
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 148,354.2 51.68 105,703.540.35
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 35.6 0.01 204.8-82.62
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 124.1 0.04 327.7-62.13
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 62.7 0.02 514.7-87.83
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6.3 0.00 10.5-39.54
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 40.5 0.01 143.3-71.70
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 26.6 0.01 18.543.42
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3.2 0.00 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8.6 0.00 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 20,838.3 7.26 4,242.1391.23
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce