Significant Decrease in Bahrain’s Value of Imports
Bahrain’s value of imports decreased by 11 percent, reaching BD4.984 billion ($13.22 billion) during 2019, compared to BD5.594 billion ($14.841 billion) for the previous year, said data from Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA).
The top 10 countries accounted for 68 per cent of the value of imports, with the remaining countries accounting for just 32 per cent, said the foreign trade report by iGA for the year 2019, encompassing data on the balance of trade, imports, exports (national origin), and re-exports.
According to the report, China ranked first when it came to imports to Bahrain, with a total of BD777 million ($2.061 billion), Australia was second with BD352 million ($933.8 million), and the UAE was third with BD349 million ($925.9 million).
Non-agglomerated iron ores and concentrates emerged as the top product imported into Bahrain with a total value of BD380 million ($1.008 billion), while aluminium oxide was second with BD340 million ($902.06 million), and four-wheel drive cars third with BD206 million ($546.5 million).