The Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) issued its foreign trade report for August 2019 which encompasses data on the balance of trade, imports, exports (National Origin) and re-exports. The value of imports decreased by 3% as it reached BD391 million during August of 2019 compared to BD404m for the same month of the previous year.
The top 10 countries accounted for 63pc of the import value, with China ranking first with imports to Bahrain totalling BD45m; The United Kingdom was second with BD29m whereas the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ranked third with BD28m.
The value of the exports of national origin increased by 2pc as it reached BD187m during August 2019 compared to BD184m for the same month of the previous year. The top 10 countries in terms of the value of exports of national origin accounted for 78pc of the total value.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was ranked first for receiving exports of national origin from Bahrain with BD36-million of exports, the United State of America was second with BD20m and China came in third place with BD19m.
Four-wheel drive cars emerged as the top product re-exported from Bahrain with BD10.9m, gold ingots came in second place with BD10.7m, and waste and scrap of platinum and concentrates came as the third product with BD3m.