Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 143 % in 2017 in Bahrain, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.66 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Bahrain reached an all time high of 251 % in 1981 and an all time low of 118 % in 2009. When compared to Bahrain's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Iran amounted to 48.8 %, 98.0 % in Kuwait, 88.3 % in Qatar and 63.4 % in Saudi Arabia in 2017.
Bahrain has been ranked 20th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 1 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.