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