Arab Country Profiles

Bahrain

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  • Country name : Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Capital : Manama
  • Area : 695.25 km²
  • Population : 1,314,089 (2014)
  • Population growth rate : 2.49% (2014)
  • Life expectancy at birth : 78.58 years (2014)
  • Age structure : 0-14 years : 19.7% - 15-64 years : 77.6% - 65 years and over : 2.7%
  • Urbanisation : 88.7% (2014)
  • Labour force : 705,000 (2014)
  • Gross Domestic Product : $34.05 billion (2014)
  • GDP – real growth rate : 3.9% (2014)
  • GDP – composition by sector : agriculture :0.4% - industry : 47.1% - services : 52.5%
  • GDP – per capita : $51,400 (2014)
  • Natural resources : oil, gas, fish, pearls
  • Industries : petroleum processing and refining, aluminium, iron pelletisation, fertilisers, banking and insurance, ship repair, tourism
  • Industrial production growth rate : 4.5% (2014)
  • Land use : arable land : 2.1% - permanent crops : 3.9% - other : 94%
  • Agricultural products : fruit, vegetables, poultry, dairy products, shrimp, fish
  • Exports in general: $22 billion (2014)
  • Exports to Belgium: $93.5 million (2014)
  • Exports – commodities : petroleum and petroleum products, aluminium, textiles
  • Exports – partners : Saudi Arabia (3.3%), Japan (2), UAE (2.2), Qatar (1.9) (2014)
  • Imports in general : $14.28 billion (2014)
  • Imports from Belgium : $79.4 million (2014)
  • Imports – commodities : crude oil, machinery, chemicals
  • Imports – partners : Saudi Arabia (26.8%), US (9.7), China (9.6), Japan (6.4), India (4.9), France (4.7) (2014)
  • Current account balance : $2.546 billion (2014)
  • Budget : revenues : $7.808 billion - expenditures : $8.896 billion (2014)
  • Reserves of foreign exchange & gold : $6.011 billion (31 December 2014)

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