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.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2018): Saudi Arabia, China, and United Arab Emirates
Top 3 Exported Goods (2018): Oil & Mineral Fuels, Aluminum, and Ores

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

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

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $74,426,494,315 (2020)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) -5.085% (2020)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $43,740 (2020)
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GDP Country Rank 101/197 (2020)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) -2.318% (2020)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $10,729,125,000 (2011)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 13.8% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 15.886% (2015)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 18.125% (2020)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($2,434,574,468) (2018)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 1,010,054 (2020)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 0.967% (2020)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 35.08% (2020)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 63.953% (2020)
Unemployment Rate 4.09% (2020)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $25,207,712,766 (2019)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $29,564,361,702 (2019)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 77.022% (2020)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $941,755,319 (2019)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $12,053,723,404 (2018)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

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


  1. The World Bank