Top Bahrain Imports 2016
In 2016, Bahrain bought US$14.7 billion worth of imported products up by 3.5% since 2012 but down by -9.9% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 Bahraini Imports from China

China's exports to Bahrain amounted to
$1.4 billion or 9.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $375.7 million
  2. Machinery: $278.1 million
  3. Furniture, lighting, signs: $69.2 million
  4. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $52.9 million
  5. Knit or crochet clothing: $50.2 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $46.8 million
  7. Vehicles: $43.4 million
  8. Plastics: $38.8 million
  9. Footwear: $37 million
10. Ceramic products: $30.4 million
Top 10 Bahraini Imports from the US

America's exports to Bahrain amounted to
$1.3 billion or 8.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Ships, boats: $329.3 million
  2. Vehicles: $250.6 million
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $169.9 million
  4. Machinery: $160.4 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $41.4 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $38.3 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $36.7 million
  8. Plastics: $26.1 million
  9. Other food preparations: $21.1 million
10. Fruits, nuts: $15.8 million
Top 10 Bahraini Imports from the UAE

United Arab Emirates's exports to Bahrain amounted to $1.1 billion or 7.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $348.8 million
  2. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $103.5 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $69.6 million
  4. Plastics: $68.1 million
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $61.9 million
  6. Iron and steel: $55.8 million
  7. Aluminum: $42.1 million
  8. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $29.3 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $28.5 million
10. Machinery: $21.9 million
Top 10 Bahraini Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Bahrain amounted to
$895.9 million or 6.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $708.9 million
  2. Machinery: $73.5 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $30.9 million
  4. Other base metal goods: $19.6 million
  5. Rubber: $12.3 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $10.1 million
  7. Iron and steel: $4.74 million
  8. Plastics: $4.68 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $3.8 million
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $2.7 million
Top 10 Bahraini Imports from Saudi

Saudi Arabia's exports to Bahrain amounted to
$809.4 million or 5.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Dairy, eggs, honey: $118.4 million
  2. Aluminum: $67.6 million
  3. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $67.6 million
  4. Plastics: $58.1 million
  5. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $34.8 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $30.9 million
  7. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $30.2 million
  8. Cereal, milk preparations:$28.8 million
  9. Meat: $28.1 million
10. Glass: $24.6 million
Top 10 Bahraini Imports from Australia

Australia's exports to Bahrain amounted to
$567.8 million or 3.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Inorganic chemicals: $410.9 million
  2. Meat: $50 million
  3. Cereals: $26.6 million
  4. Vehicles: $25.9 million
  5. Aluminum: $18.6 million
  6. Dairy, eggs, honey: $10.4 million
  7. Fruits, nuts: $4.2 million
  8. Vegetables: $3.9 million
  9. Machinery: $3 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $2.1 million
Top 10 Bahraini Imports from India

India's exports to Bahrain amounted to
$500.6 million or 3.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Plastics: $51.8 million
  2. Machinery: $36 million
  3. Cereals: $35.7 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $29 million
  5. Fruits, nuts: $23.8 million
  6. Vehicles: $23.7 million
  7. Meat: $23.1 million
  8. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $22.3 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $22 million
10. Vegetables: $21.6 million
Top 10 Bahraini Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Bahrain amounted to $480.1 million or 3.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $104.3 million
  2. Machinery: $89.3 million
  3. Ships, boats: $87.8 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $33.5 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $20.4 million
  6. Beverages: $16.2 million
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: $12.8 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $12.3 million
  9. Plastics: $10.9 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $9.1 million
Top 10 Bahraini Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Bahrain amounted to
$464.1 million or 3.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $145.9 million
  2. Machinery: $76.5 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $43.7 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $36.8 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $16.8 million
  6. Wood: $13.8 million
  7. Plastics: $12.9 million
  8. Tobacco: $11.4 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $9.6 million
10. Iron or steel products: $8.2 million
Top 10 Bahraini Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Bahrain amounted to
$327.2 million or 2.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $61.8 million
  2. Vehicles: $29.4 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $23.5 million
  4. Inorganic chemicals: $17.3 million
  5. Furniture, lighting, signs: $16 million
  6. Footwear: $15.7 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $14.8 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $14.3 million
  9. Leather, animal gut articles: $13.8 million
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $10.1 million
Top 10 Bahraini Imports from Brazil

Brazil's exports to Bahrain amounted to
$317.4 million or 2.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Ores, slag, ash: $187.1 million
  2. Meat: $53.1 million
  3. Sugar: $23.1 million
  4. Woodpulp: $19.9 million
  5. Inorganic chemicals: $14.2 million
  6. Machinery: $3.1 million
  7. Footwear: $2.5 million
  8. Other food preparations: $2.4 million
  9. Dairy, eggs, honey: $2.3 million
10. Other chemical goods: $1.5 million
Fastest-Growing Bahraini Imports
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis