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Bahrain

Bahrain ranked No. 77 in total trade value through September with a total of $1.75 billion. Exports totaled $949.18 million and Imports totaled $804.76 million, a surplus of $144.42 million.

January – September 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $1.75 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $279,255,958
2Port of Baltimore, Md. $259,047,000
3Port of Everett, Wash. $175,034,079
4Low-Valued Imports and Exports $138,369,304
5Port of Newark $90,760,337
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $90,344,593
7Port of New Orleans $54,653,089
8Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport $51,254,059
9Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $49,806,536
10Port of Virginia $49,673,946

U.S. trade with Bahrain rose to $1.75 billion through September

Bahrain’s trade with the United States rose to $1.75 billion through the first nine months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 18.04 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Bahrain decreased 32.45 percent while U.S. imports from Bahrain rose 9.5 percent. The U.S. surplus with Bahrain was $144.42 million.

Through September, 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 Port of Everett, Wash.; No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports; 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 Baltimore, Md. No. 3 Port of Houston No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 53.73 percent of Bahrain’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 14.28 percent to $279.26 million.
    Exports rose 27.68 percent to $50.47 million. Imports rose 11.69 percent to $228.79 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 0.23 percent to $259.05 million.
    Exports fell 4.22 percent to $26.45 million. Imports rose 0.24 percent to $232.6 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Everett, Wash. fell 66.26 percent to $175.03 million.
    Exports fell 66.26 percent to $175.03 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 5.21 percent to $138.37 million.
    Exports fell 5.21 percent to $138.37 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Newark rose 31.87 percent to $90.76 million.
    Exports fell 22.2 percent to $15.43 million. Imports rose 53.75 percent to $75.33 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. 75.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.11 trillion, down 0.58 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 1.01 percent to $1.23 trillion; imports dropped 0.3 percent to $1.88 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $647.62 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $640.85 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Bahrain by value through September were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Low value shipments; Motor vehicles for transporting people; Defense-related aircraft, parts; and Exports military apparel, military equipment, respectively. They accounted for 57.91 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 87.07 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 59 percent compared to last year to $226.16 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 5.21 percent compared to last year to $138.37 million.
  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 10.12 percent compared to last year to $84.36 million.
  • Defense-related aircraft, parts rose 98.63 percent compared to last year to $57.59 million.
  • Exports military apparel, military equipment rose 44.29 percent compared to last year to $43.21 million.

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

  • Aluminum, unwrought fell 7.07 percent compared to last year to $236.1 million.
  • Aluminum plates, sheets, strip more than 0.2mm thi rose 40.43 percent compared to last year to $200.5 million.
  • Aluminum Wire 7605 rose 20.56 percent compared to last year to $112.18 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 1.29 percent compared to last year to $104.42 million.
  • Linens for bed, bath and kitchen fell 15.34 percent compared to last year to $47.5 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Bahrain recorded $1.9 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Houston; Baltimore; New York City; Atlanta/Savannah; and Low Value Shipments. Total U.S. exports to Bahrain were $ 907.21 million and imports from Bahrain were $996.43 million. The U.S. deficit with Bahrain was $89.22 million.

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