Trade in Bahrain, Kingdom of

The Kingdom of Bahrain was the world’s 75th largest exporter of goods and 61st largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $30.19 billion and $11.57 billion USD respectively. The Kingdom of Bahrain’s top export category was Fuels and mining products, followed by Manufactures, and Machinery and transport equipment. In 2022, The Kingdom of Bahrain’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and United States. In terms of imports, The Kingdom of Bahrain is the world’s 97th largest importer of goods and 69th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $15.54 billion and $8.58 billion USD respectively in 2022. The Kingdom of Bahrain’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Fuels and mining products and Machinery and transport equipment. Leading import partners were Saudi Arabia, China and Australia. The Kingdom of Bahrain is part of 5 different Regional Trade Agreements, including EFTA – Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
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General Information

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Official Name

Kingdom of Bahrain





WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

mixed legal system of Islamic (sharia) law, English common law, Egyptian civil, criminal, and commercial codes; customary law



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Financial Information

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Bahraini dinar

Exchange Rate

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GTFP Confirming Banks

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  • Ahli United Bank - Manama, Bahrain - SWIFT: AUBBBHBM

  • Arab Banking Corporation BSC - Manama, Bahrain - SWIFT: ABCOBHBM

  • Bank Al Habib Limited Bahrain - Manama, Bahrain - SWIFT: BAHLBHBM

  • Bank Alfalah Bahrain - Manama, Bahrain - SWIFT: ALFHBHBM

  • BMI Bank BSC - Manama, Bahrain - SWIFT: BMUSBHBM

  • BNP Paribas Bahrain - Manama, Bahrain - SWIFT: BNPABHBM

  • Citibank NA Bahrain - Manama, Bahrain - SWIFT: CITIBHBX

  • Habib Bank Limited - Manama, Bahrain - SWIFT: HABBBHBM

  • ICICI Bank Bahrain - Manama, Bahrain - SWIFT: ICICBHBM

  • Maybank Bahrain - Manama, Bahrain - SWIFT: MBBEBHBM

  • National Bank of Abu Dhabi - Bahrain - SWIFT: NBADBHBM

  • National Bank of Kuwait Manama - Manama, Bahrain - SWIFT: NBOKBHBM

  • State Bank of India, Manama, Bahrain - SWIFT: SBINBHBM

Contact Information

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Business Support Organizations

Government MSME Agency

  • Bahrain Development Bank (BDB)

  • Economic Development Board

  • Labour Fund "Tamkeen"

  • Ministry for Youth and Sports

  • Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism

  • Ministry of Industry

  • Small and Medium Enterprises Development Board (SDB)

  • Bahrain: Small and Medium Enterprises Unit (SMEU)


Copyright Offices

  • Ministry of Information Affairs

  • Directorate of Media Administration

Industrial Property Offices

  • Directorate of Foreign Trade and IP

  • Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Food safety:

    Nujood Almuqahwi

    Sr.Food Control Specialists

    Phone: +(973) 1716 2217

    Directorate of Public Health

    Ministry of Health

    [email protected]
  • Plant welfare:
    Mr Hussain Jawad Allaith
    Director - Plant Wealth Directorate
    Agriculture and Marine Resources Affairs,
    Ministry of Works, Municipalities, and Urban Development
    Phone: +(973) 1798 7274
    +(973) 1798 7277
    Mobile: +(973) 3945 5415

    P.O. Box 251

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Mr. Ali S. Shubbar Hasan
    Director, Directorate of Testing & Metrology
    Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism
    Phone: +973 17574909

    Harbour Gate- 3rd floor
    Bahrain Financial Harbour
    P.O. Box: 60667

    [email protected]

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Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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