Bahrain recorded a Current Account deficit of 5.90 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2018. Current Account to GDP in Bahrain averaged 5.47 percent from 2002 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 18.40 percent in 2007 and a record low of -5.90 percent in 2018.

Current Account to GDP in Bahrain is expected to be -4.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Bahrain Current Account to GDP is projected to trend around -3.80 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Bahrain Current Account to GDP

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-5.90 -3.80 18.40 -5.90 2002 - 2018 percent Yearly


Bahrain Current Account to GDP
The Current account balance as a percent of GDP provides an indication on the level of international competitiveness of a country. Usually, countries recording a strong current account surplus have an economy heavily dependent on exports revenues, with high savings ratings but weak domestic demand. On the other hand, countries recording a current account deficit have strong imports, a low saving rates and high personal consumption rates as a percentage of disposable incomes.

Bahrain Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -320.30 -263.20 3407.00 -320.30 BHD Million [+]
Current Account -834.70 -522.10 1220.90 -834.70 BHD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -5.90 -3.80 18.40 -5.90 percent [+]
Imports 7185.40 6044.60 8001.30 496.00 BHD Million [+]
Exports 6865.10 5781.40 9626.50 532.00 BHD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 4.67 4.67 4.70 4.67 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 3.20 3.88 4.87 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 10902.70 10333.00 10902.70 24.40 BHD Million [+]
Capital Flows 1481.40 595.70 1481.40 -1248.10 BHD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 40.00 40.00 50.00 35.00 BBL/D/1K [+]