Bahrain: Economy

Economic Trivia

Petroleum production and refining account for more than 60% of Bahrain's export receipts, 70% of government revenues, and 11% of GDP.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Data unavailable

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Petroleum Processing and Refining; Aluminum Smelting; Iron Pelletization; Fertilizers

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international $) $58 billion (2013)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 5.49% (2013)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international $) $43,824 (2013)
Click on a row to display its 5-year graph on the right.

GDP Country Rank 98/192 (2013)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 3.189% (2013)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $10,729 million (2011)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 13.5% (2013)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 3.483% (2013)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 11.842% (2012)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $2,938,031,915 (2012)
Click on a row to display its 5-year graph on the right.

Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 741,723 (2012)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 19.6% (2011)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 28.9% (2011)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 51.5% (2011)
Unemployment Rate 7.4% (2012)
Click on a row to display its 5-year graph on the right.
Imports of goods and services (current US$) $14,720 million (2012)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $0 million (2013)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 116.592% (2012)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $891 million (2012)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $3,085,106,383 (2012)
Click on a row to display its 5-year graph on the right.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Bahrain’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

Glossary