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U.S.-Bahrain Trade Facts

Note: FTA Entered into force August 1, 2006 

U.S. goods and services trade with Bahrain totaled an estimated $3.0 billion in 2016. Exports were $1.2 billion; imports were $1.8 billion. The U.S. goods and services trade deficit with Bahrain was $622 million in 2016.

Bahrain is currently our 80th largest goods trading partner with $1.7 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $899 million; goods imports totaled $768 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Bahrain was $131 million in 2016.

Trade in services with Bahrain (exports and imports) totaled an estimated $1.3 billion in 2016. Services exports were $271 million; services imports were $1.0 billion. The U.S. services trade deficit with Bahrain was $753 million in 2016.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods and services to Bahrain supported an estimated 7 thousand jobs in 2015 (latest data available) (5 thousand supported by goods exports and 2 thousand supported by services exports).

Exports

  • Bahrain was the United States' 79th largest goods export market in 2016.

  • U.S. goods exports to Bahrain in 2016 were $899 million, down 29% ($371 million) from 2015 but up 90% from 2006. U.S. exports to Bahrain are up 156% from 2005 (pre-FTA). 

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: special other (low value estimates) ($207 million), vehicles ($198 million), machinery ($113 million), aircraft ($63 million), and electrical machinery ($43 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Bahrain totaled $65 million in 2016. Leading domestic export categories include: prepared food ($9 million), poultry meat & prods. (ex. eggs) ($7 million), beef & beef products ($7 million), dairy products ($6 million), and cotton ($6 million).

  • U.S. exports of services to Bahrain were an estimated $271 million in 2016, 8.8% ($26 million) less than 2015.  Leading services exports from the U.S. to Bahrain were in the travel, financial services, and maintenance and repair services sectors.

Imports

  • Bahrain was the United States' 79th largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.

  • U.S. goods imports from Bahrain totaled $768 million in 2016, down 15% ($134 million) from 2015, but up 21% from 2006. U.S. imports from Bahrain are up 78.0% from 2005 (pre-FTA). 

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: aluminum ($407 million), miscellaneous textile articles ($83 million), woven apparel ($73 million), mineral fuels ($70 million), and plastics ($43 million).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Bahrain totaled $834 thousand in 2016. 

  • U.S. imports of services to Bahrain were an estimated $1.0 billion in 2016, 7.2% ($80 million) less than 2015.  Leading services imports from Bahrain to the U.S. were in the telecommunications, computer, and information services, travel, and financial services sectors.

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Bahrain was $131 million in 2016, a 64.4% decrease ($237 million) over 2015.

  • The United States has a services trade deficit of an estimated $753 million with Bahrain in 2016, up 0.8% from 2015.

Investment

  • U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Bahrain (stock) was $548 million in 2016, a 3.4% decrease from 2015.There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Bahrain.

  • No data on Bahrain's FDI in the U.S. are available.There is no information on the distribution of BahrainFDI in the U.S.

  • Sales of services in Bahrain by majority U.S.-owned affiliates were $319 million in 2015 (latest data available), while sales of services in the United States by majority Bahrain-owned firms were $1.5 billion