US trade with Bahrain in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 01, 2018

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

US Trade with Bahrain

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Bahrain totaled $1,419.1 million, up 10.10% ($130.1 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Bahrain in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $672.4 million, up 3.08% ($20.1 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Bahrain in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $746.7 million, up 17.29% ($110.1 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade balance with Bahrain went from a surplus of $15.7 million in the first nine months of 2016, to a deficit of $74.3 million in the first nine months of 2017.

Bahrain was the US 80th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 81st in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0487% of US total trade (down from 0.0492% in the first nine months of 2016).

Bahrain was the US 81st largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 78th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0591% of US total exports (down from 0.0617% in the first nine months of 2016).

Bahrain was the US 75th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 79th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0421% of US total imports (up from 0.0407% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Bahrain

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 52.98% of US total exports to Bahrain (53.00% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.61% of US total exports to Bahrain (6.79% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.45% of US total exports to Bahrain (7.34% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.31% of US total exports to Bahrain (1.57% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.12% of US total exports to Bahrain (2.67% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.13% of US total exports to Bahrain (1.50% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $68.6 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) - an increase of $26.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $8.3 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 $5.0 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4.9 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $3.5 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $3.5 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Bahrain in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 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 $71.3 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $8.3 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $7.1 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 $6.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $5.0 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $3.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2.1 million.
US exports to Bahrain in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 396.5 0.06 245.261.72
02 Meat and edible meat offal 12,076.6 1.80 9,817.123.02
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 218.6 0.03 197.410.73
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,888.2 0.88 2,409.1144.41
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.6 0.00 0.0
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 620.9 0.09 592.04.87
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,674.3 0.70 3,587.430.30
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 325.2 0.05 341.3-4.72
10 Cereals 675.1 0.10 868.7-22.29
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 647.8 0.10 424.752.55
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 23.8 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,078.1 0.16 658.463.75
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 396.2 0.06 385.02.90
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 692.2 0.10 932.3-25.75
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 836.6 0.12 967.3-13.51
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,568.6 0.38 2,913.3-11.83
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,046.3 0.60 4,493.4-9.95
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,771.8 2.05 12,852.07.16
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,853.6 0.28 2,027.7-8.59
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 326.3 0.05 390.0-16.34
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8.5 0.00 5.359.47
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 427.9 0.06 2,030.1-78.92
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,813.5 0.27 1,743.14.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 193.1 0.03 6,802.6-97.16
29 Organic chemicals 4,703.2 0.70 1,251.4275.83
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,967.4 0.44 2,486.619.34
31 Fertilizers 49.2 0.01 83.4-40.99
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,735.1 0.41 1,661.564.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,326.0 0.49 2,438.336.41
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 2,349.4 0.35 2,662.8-11.77
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 389.7 0.06 421.2-7.48
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 104.1 0.02 85.721.46
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 26.5 0.00 16.560.01
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,326.6 0.94 8,496.0-25.54
39 Plastics and articles thereof 16,990.1 2.53 19,048.9-10.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,222.2 0.48 2,404.334.02
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 58.2 0.01 54.56.62
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,610.2 0.24 1,014.158.78
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5.2 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,652.7 0.25 1,394.918.49
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,828.3 0.42 3,511.3-19.45
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,511.9 0.22 2,750.3-45.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,628.5 0.24 2,124.6-23.35
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 0.0
52 Cotton 5,614.5 0.84 4,615.021.66
54 Man-made filaments 145.7 0.02 21.1590.15
55 Man-made staple fibers 162.3 0.02 130.124.78
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,083.9 0.16 1,464.0-25.96
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 553.7 0.08 671.8-17.58
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 30.1 0.00 8.0275.89
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 447.0 0.07 301.048.49
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 191.5 0.03 103.984.30
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,111.3 0.17 1,506.8-26.25
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,760.4 0.56 6,820.5-44.87
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 322.4 0.05 210.053.53
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 605.1 0.09 1,277.1-52.61
65 Headgear and parts thereof 67.4 0.01 42.160.08
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 134.9 0.02 197.1-31.56
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 618.2 0.09 955.8-35.33
69 Ceramic products 1,086.9 0.16 803.235.33
70 Glass and glassware 1,396.8 0.21 1,142.422.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 836.8 0.12 1,163.4-28.07
72 Iron and steel 99.8 0.01 79.625.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,893.7 1.32 4,010.0121.79
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,097.2 0.16 1,223.2-10.31
75 Nickel and articles thereof 306.2 0.05 53.1476.25
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,628.3 0.39 2,346.312.02
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 23.8 0.00 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4.6 0.00 77.7-94.10
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,577.8 0.23 1,570.70.45
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 902.1 0.13 841.97.15
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 144,789.1 21.53 76,234.289.93
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 56,696.8 8.43 30,167.187.94
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 22.9 0.00 96.8-76.33
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 89,788.4 13.35 161,085.0-44.26
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 41,247.6 6.13 48,306.6-14.61
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,929.5 0.58 5,076.9-22.60
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 19,781.8 2.94 24,752.1-20.08
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 279.9 0.04 183.552.59
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 233.4 0.03 81.2187.64
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 823.4 0.12 9,105.7-90.96
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 10,308.0 1.53 5,276.695.35
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,170.4 0.77 2,625.396.94
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 871.3 0.13 352.7147.04
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 159.2 0.02 371.5-57.13
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 158,430.8 23.56 150,148.35.52

US Imports from Bahrain

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 64.10% of US total imports from Bahrain (49.44% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 10.40% of US total imports from Bahrain (9.94% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.97% of US total imports from Bahrain (24.10% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.16% of US total imports from Bahrain (10.97% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.30% of US total imports from Bahrain (1.20% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $158.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $22.2 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $14.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $5.6 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 $4.3 million.

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $75.6 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $8.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $6.5 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $4.6 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2.3 million.
US imports from Bahrain in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 232.8 0.03 80.9187.56
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 627.3 0.08 495.226.67
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 57.1-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 77,644.7 10.40 63,213.422.83
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,459.5 0.60 160.12,686.22
29 Organic chemicals 10,098.8 1.35 12,390.7-18.50
31 Fertilizers 11,395.8 1.53 19,913.9-42.77
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 66.2 0.01 554.0-88.05
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 294.5 0.04 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 49.3 0.01 249.6-80.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 34,542.6 4.63 36,559.2-5.52
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 344.6 0.05 726.4-52.56
54 Man-made filaments 537.1 0.07 579.0-7.23
55 Man-made staple fibers 8.9 0.00 7.124.64
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 6,539.7-99.93
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7.4 0.00 75,625.7-99.99
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 64,277.5 8.61 68,848.8-6.64
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,754.9 0.24 1,099.259.65
70 Glass and glassware 1,510.6 0.20 47.83,058.99
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9,733.7 1.30 7,650.727.23
72 Iron and steel 94.7 0.01 28.6230.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,763.0 0.77 139.24,040.66
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 472,786.8 63.32 314,596.750.28
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5.6 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,483.1 0.20 638.5132.28
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 139.5 0.02 136.91.91
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 222.9 0.03 336.9-33.83
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 45.4 0.01 277.4-83.62
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 679.0 0.09 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 207.9 0.03 314.4-33.88
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 426.8 0.06 67.6531.35
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 104.0 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 33.8 0.00 370.4-90.88
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 46,992.6 6.29 24,832.889.24
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce