Top Bahrain Imports 2015
In 2015, Bahrain bought US$16.3 billion worth of imported products down by -7.4% since 2011 and down by -18.6% from 2014 to 2015.
Top 10 Bahraini Imports from China

China's exports to Bahrain amounted to
$1.6 billion or 9.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $372.6 million
  2. Machinery: $295.3 million
  3. Furniture, lighting, signs: $68.4 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $67.4 million
  5. Aluminum: $63.1 million
  6. Oil: $54.6 million
  7. Knit or crochet clothing: $47.1 million
  8. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $45.2 million
  9. Inorganic chemicals: $43.7 million
10. Footwear: $36.8 million
Top 10 Bahraini Imports from the US

America's exports to Bahrain amounted to
$1.2 billion or 7% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $284.6 million
  2. Machinery: $246.6 million
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $120.2 million
  4. Ships, boats: $112.5 million
  5. Inorganic chemicals: $46.7 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $35.7 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $33.5 million
  8. Plastics: $31.6 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $31 million
10. Other food preparations: $20.2 million
Top 10 Bahraini Imports from the UAE

United Arab Emirates' exports to Bahrain amounted to $1.1 billion or 6.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $449.9 million
  2. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $98.4 million
  3. Plastics: $92.8 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $65.2 million
  5. Iron and steel: $60 million
  6. Oil: $48 million
  7. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $23.1 million
  8. Paper: $20.4 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $19.9 million
10. Other chemical goods: $18.6 million
Top 10 Bahraini Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Bahrain amounted to
$1.1 billion or 6.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $950.4 million
  2. Machinery: $71.8 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $21.4 million
  4. Rubber: $16.6 million
  5. Other base metal goods: $16.4 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $10.5 million
  7. Iron and steel: $3.7 million
  8. Plastics: $2.9 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $2.7 million
10. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $2.3 million
Top 10 Bahraini Imports from Australia

Australia's exports to Bahrain amounted to
$785.1 million or 4.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Inorganic chemicals: $502.6 million
  2. Meat: $64.8 million
  3. Live animals: $46.4 million
  4. Aluminum: $34 million
  5. Vehicles: $32.6 million
  6. Cereals: $29.7 million
  7. Ores, slag, ash: $20.1 million
  8. Oil: $18.6 million
  9. Dairy, eggs, honey: $10.5 million
10. Fruits, nuts: $4 million
Top 10 Bahraini Imports from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's exports to Bahrain amounted to
$773.5 million or 4.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Dairy, eggs, honey: $120.8 million
  2. Plastics: $61.7 million
  3. Aluminum: $56 million
  4. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $55.8 million
  5. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $34.6 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $29.9 million
  7. Cereal, milk preparations: $28.6 million
  8. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $28.4 million
  9. Paper: $26.6 million
10. Meat: $25.9 million
Top 10 Bahraini Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Bahrain amounted to
$544.2 million or 3.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $214.2 million
  2. Machinery: $73.7 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $42.6 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $28.7 million
  5. Tobacco: $19.9 million
  6. Wood: $19.6 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $13.2 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $13.2 million
  9. Plastics: $12.5 million
10. Iron or steel products: $10.8 million
Top 10 Bahraini Imports from India

India's exports to Bahrain amounted to
$507.4 million or 3.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Plastics: $47.1 million
  2. Cereals: $42.9 million
  3. Machinery: $42.7 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $29.9 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $26.7 million
  6. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $21.2 million
  7. Iron and steel: $19.8 million
  8. Meat: $19.6 million
  9. Vehicles: $19.5 million
10. Fruits, nuts: $19.4 million
Top 10 Bahraini Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Bahrain amounted to
$420.2 million or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $103.6 million
  2. Machinery: $84.4 million
  3. Ships, boats: $46.2 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $25.4 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $21.2 million
  6. Beverages: $19.4 million
  7. Plastics: $11 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $10.4 million
  9. Books, newspapers, pictures: $8.1 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations: $7.4 million
Top 10 Bahraini Imports from Brazil

Brazil's exports to Bahrain amounted to
$414.3 million or 2.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Ores, slag, ash: $270.6 million
  2. Sugar: $55.6 million
  3. Meat: $45.5 million
  4. Woodpulp: $17.9 million
  5. Oil: $5.8 million
  6. Dairy, eggs, honey: $5.6 million
  7. Other food preparations: $2 million
  8. Footwear: $1.7 million
  9. Machinery: $1.6 million
10. Meat, seafood preparations: $1.2 million
Top 10 Bahraini Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Bahrain amounted to
$318.9 million or 2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $59.9 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $30.4 million
  3. Vehicles: $27.6 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $19.6 million
  5. Furniture, lighting, signs: $19.4 million
  6. Leather, animal gut articles: $13.9 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $13.4 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $13.2 million
  9. Footwear: $13 million
10. Gems, precious metals: $10.4 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