Bahrain - Foreign trade



Petroleum products drive Bahrain's economy and export market (70%). Aluminum, which is manufactured in government-controlled enterprises, ranks as the country's second-largest export commodity (14%). Other exports include apparel (4.6%), iron (3.5%), and chemicals (2.5%).

In 2000 Bahrain's imports were distributed among the following categories:

Bahrain

Consumer goods 8.4%
Food 8.9%
Fuels 44.8%
Industrial supplies 22.4%
Machinery 10.3%
Transportation 3.6%

Principal trading partners in 2000 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:

Bahrain

COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
United States 348 186 162
Saudi Arabia 244 2,273 -2,029
Japan 93 168 -75
United Arab Emirates 80 108 -28
Korea 66 74 -8
India 63 95 -32
Netherlands 44 37 7
Italy 38 96 -58
Germany 25 155 -130
China 25 115 -90
United Kingdom 11 167 -156
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