Mon, 02 March 2020
As per the data in the 2019 foreign trade report of the Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA), the value of Bahrain’s imports decreased by 11 per cent, reaching BD4.984 billion during the year.
According to the report, China ranked first when it came to imports to Bahrain, with a total of BD777 million, Australia was second with BD352 million, and the United Arab Emirates was third with BD349 million.
Non-agglomerated iron ores and concentrates emerged as the top product imported into Bahrain. Aluminum oxide came in second, and four-wheel drive cars third.
The value of exports of national origin increased by 0.52 per cent to BD2.298 billion during year 2019, compared to BD2.286 billion for the previous year. Saudi Arabia ranked first among countries receiving Bahraini exports of national origin, importing BD534 million. Meanwhile, the United States was second with BD284 million and United Arab Emirates third with BD272 million.