Bahrain

Bahrain ranked No. 77 in total trade value through May with a total of $685.32 million. Exports totaled $342.82 million and Imports totaled $342.5 million, a surplus of $316,967.

U.S. trade with Bahrain rose to $559.8 million through May

Bahrain’s trade with the United States rose to $559.8 million through the first five months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 35.5 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Bahrain decreased 42.57 percent while U.S. imports from Bahrain fell 25.43 percent. The U.S. surplus with Bahrain was $26 million.

Through May, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md.; No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga.; and No. 5 Port of Newark. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Everett, Wash.; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port of Baltimore, Md.; No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 52.72 percent of Bahrain’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston fell 16.69 percent to $143.13 million.
    Exports fell 8.97 percent to $30.32 million. Imports fell 18.55 percent to $112.81 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 50.47 percent to $75.69 million.
    Exports fell 39.91 percent to $9.47 million. Imports fell 51.68 percent to $66.22 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 18.36 percent to $61.17 million.
    Exports fell 18.36 percent to $61.17 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 26.59 percent to $41.21 million.
    Exports fell 21.64 percent to $12.01 million. Imports fell 28.45 percent to $29.2 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Newark fell 21.42 percent to $40.1 million.
    Exports fell 49.57 percent to $5.69 million. Imports fell 13.44 percent to $34.41 million.

Bahrain ranked No. 77 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 76.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.48 trillion, down 64.27 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 64.62 percent to $582.11 billion; imports dropped 64.04 percent to $898.44 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Canada; Mexico; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $316.33 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $853.23 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Bahrain by value through May were the categories of Low value shipments; Exports military apparel, military equipment; Passenger vehicles; Defense-related aircraft, parts; and Civilian aircraft, parts, respectively. They accounted for 42.45 percent of total exports to Bahrain.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Bahrain –– Aluminum, unwrought; Aluminum plates, sheets, strip more than 0.2mm thi; Aluminum Wire 7605; Gasoline, other fuels; and Linens for bed, bath and kitchen –– accounted for 78.37 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Bahrain:

  • Low value shipments fell 18.36 percent compared to last year to $61.17 million.
  • Exports military apparel, military equipment rose 21.83 percent compared to last year to $27.87 million.
  • Passenger vehicles fell 49.77 percent compared to last year to $23.85 million.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts rose 7.09 percent compared to last year to $17.69 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 91.95 percent compared to last year to $14.94 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Bahrain:

  • Aluminum, unwrought fell 37.85 percent compared to last year to $95.81 million.
  • Aluminum plates, sheets, strip more than 0.2mm thi fell 53.13 percent compared to last year to $50.1 million.
  • Aluminum Wire 7605 fell 17.05 percent compared to last year to $49.55 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 1.71 percent compared to last year to $46.96 million.
  • Linens for bed, bath and kitchen fell 15.58 percent compared to last year to $25.99 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Bahrain recorded $2.45 billion in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Bahrain were $ 1.41 billion and imports from Bahrain were $1.04 billion. The U.S. surplus with Bahrain was $363.1 million.