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Bahrain

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Bahrain is currently our 87th largest goods trading partner with $1.7 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $1.0 billion; Goods imports totaled $635 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Bahrain was $383 million in 2013.

Exports

Bahrain was the United States' 78th largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Bahrain in 2013 were $1.0 billion, down 15.9% ($193 million) from 2012, but up 100% from 2003. U.S. exports to Bahrain are up from 190% from 2005 (Pre-FTA).

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2013 were: Vehicles ($267 million), Special Other (low value shipments) ($188 million), Machinery ($175 million), Electrical Machinery ($51 million), and Aircraft ($44 million).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Bahrain totaled $78 million in 2013. Leading categories include: dairy products ($27 million), poultry meat ($8 million), and beef and beef products ($7 million). 

Imports

Bahrain was the United States' 86th largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from Bahrain totaled $635 million in 2013, a 9.4% decrease ($66 million) from 2012, but up 68% from 2003. U.S. imports from Bahrain are up 47% from 2005 (Pre-FTA).

The five largest import categories in 2013 were: Aluminum ($181 million), Woven Apparel ($107 million), Mineral Fuel (oil) ($95 million), Fertilizers ($91 million), and Miscellaneous Textile Articles ($64 million).

U.S. imports of agricultural products to Bahrain totaled $600 thousand in 2013.

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods surplus was $383 million in 2013, down 24.9% ($127 million) from 2012.  

Investment

U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Bahrain (stock) was not available in 2012.

Bahrain FDI in the United States (stock) was $276 million in 2012 (latest data available), up 232.5% from 2011.


*NOTE: No services trade data with Bahrain is available.