From the Newsroom
São Paulo – Brazil ranked as the fourth leading international supplier to Bahrain in January, as per data from the Bahraini Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA). The first month of this year saw USD 78 million worth of goods shipped from Brazil, up 159% from USD 30.2 million in January 2018. The numbers do not include oil imports.
China was Bahrain’s leading supplier at USD 142.7 million, followed by the United Arab Emirates at USD 97.1 million and Saudi Arabia at USD 91.6 million. After Brazil came India at USD 67.8 million in sales to the Middle East country.
The most imported goods by Bahrain in January were, in decreasing order, non-agglomerated iron ores, aluminum oxide, gold ingots, jeeps, mobile phones, cars, lubricant oil for engines, and medication. The top three items accounted for over USD 10 million in imports. Ore imports amounted to USD 32.6 million.
Overall, Bahrain imported USD 990.4 million in goods from around the world last January, down 9.5% from a year ago. January 2018 had seen USD 1.09 billion in imports. In local currency, imports were down 10.5% from BD 411.6 million to BD 372.4 million.
Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum