Bahrain Current Account Balance: % of GDP

2018 - 2021 | Quarterly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Bahrain Current Account Balance: % of GDP

  • Bahrain Current Account surplus accounted for 10.7 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Dec 2021, compared with a 13.2 % surplus in the previous quarter.
  • Bahrain Current Account Balance: % of Nominal GDP data is updated quarterly, available from Mar 2018 to Dec 2021, with an average value of -3.9 %.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 13.2 % in Sep 2021 and a record low of -19.1 % in Jun 2020.

CEIC calculates Current Account Balance as % of Nominal GDP from quarterly Current Account Balance and quarterly Nominal GDP. The Central Bank of Bahrain provides Current Account Balance in local currency. The Central Informatics Organization provides Nominal GDP in local currency.


Key information about Bahrain Current Account Balance: % of GDP

  • In the latest reports of Bahrain, Current Account recorded a surplus of 1.1 USD bn in Dec 2021.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 1.8 USD bn in Dec 2021.
  • Bahrain Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 64.3 USD mn in Dec 2021.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 1.0 USD bn in Dec 2021.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 8.8 USD bn in Dec 2020.

View Bahrain's Current Account Balance: % of GDP from Mar 2018 to Dec 2021 in the chart:

Bahrain Current Account Balance: % of GDP

What was Bahrain's Current Account Balance: % of GDP in Dec 2021?

Bahrain Current Account surplus accounted for 10.7 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Dec 2021, compared with a 13.2 % surplus in the previous quarter. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
10.7 Dec 2021 13.2 Sep 2021 -19.1 Jun 2020 13.2 Sep 2021 % quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2021

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) -13.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Algeria (%) -3.8 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Sep 2021
Argentina (%) 0.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
Armenia (%) -9.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1994 - Dec 2021
Australia (%) 2.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 1959 - Dec 2021
Austria (%) -0.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1970 - Dec 2021
Azerbaijan (%) 25.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
Bahrain (%) 10.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2021
Bangladesh (%) -0.9 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Belarus (%) 4.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Belgium (%) -4.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Bolivia (%) -1.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) -2.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Botswana (%) -7.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
Brazil (%) -4.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Brunei (%) -20.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2020
Bulgaria (%) -6.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 1999 - Dec 2021
Cambodia (%) -54.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
Canada (%) -0.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1957 - Dec 2021
Chile (%) -9.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
China (%) 2.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Colombia (%) -7.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Croatia (%) -3.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Cyprus (%) -2.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Czech Republic (%) -3.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Denmark (%) 10.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
Ecuador (%) 2.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Egypt (%) -5.3 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2001 - Jun 2021
Estonia (%) 5.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
European Union (%) 1.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Finland (%) 0.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
France (%) -2.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2022
Georgia (%) -9.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Germany (%) 5.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1991 - Mar 2022
Ghana (%) -3.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Greece (%) -10.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 12.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Hungary (%) -5.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Iceland (%) -5.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
India (%) -2.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2004 - Dec 2021
Indonesia (%) 0.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Iran (%) -0.1 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Ireland (%) 1.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Israel (%) 6.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Italy (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Ivory Coast (%) -3.2 2021 yearly 1975 - 2021
Japan (USD mn) 13,121.1 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Mar 2022
Jordan (%) -7.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1992 - Dec 2021
Kazakhstan (%) -2.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1997 - Dec 2021
Kenya (%) -6.2 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Sep 2021
South Korea (USD mn) 7,570.5 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Mar 2022
Kosovo (%) -18.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
Kuwait (%) 0.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Kyrgyzstan (%) -24.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Laos (%) 1.8 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Latvia (%) 2.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Lebanon (%) -21.2 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Lithuania (%) 1.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Luxembourg (%) -6.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Macau SAR, China (%) 15.2 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
North Macedonia (%) -10.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Malawi (%) -12.0 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Malaysia (%) 0.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Malta (%) -6.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Mauritius (%) -15.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Mexico (%) 0.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Moldova (%) -8.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Mongolia (%) -29.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Montenegro (%) -15.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
Morocco (%) -1.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Mozambique (%) -25.7 2020 yearly 1980 - 2020
Nepal (%) -7.8 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Netherlands (%) 6.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1987 - Dec 2021
New Zealand (%) -7.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 1987 - Dec 2021
Nigeria (%) 3.3 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
Norway (%) 21.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1981 - Dec 2021
Oman (%) -11.7 2020 yearly 1980 - 2020
Pakistan (%) -0.6 2021 yearly 1977 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) -8.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2021
Panama (%) -3.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Paraguay (%) -8.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Peru (%) -2.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Philippines (%) -3.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1981 - Dec 2021
Poland (%) -2.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Portugal (%) -1.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Qatar (%) 23.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2021
Romania (%) -6.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Russia (%) 8.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (%) 9.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Serbia (%) -6.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Singapore (%) 18.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1986 - Dec 2021
Slovakia (%) -3.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1997 - Dec 2021
Slovenia (%) 1.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
South Africa (%) 1.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2021
Spain (%) 1.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Sri Lanka (%) -5.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Sudan (%) -8.0 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Sweden (%) 4.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Switzerland (%) 7.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1983 - Dec 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -13.0 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -4,576.393 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 1,276.013 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 3.7 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 38,733.1 Mar 2022 monthly Mar 2001 - Mar 2022
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 98.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2007 - Dec 2021
Forecast: Government Expenditure (BHD bn) 4.987 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (BHD bn) 25.321 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (BHD bn) 3.470 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Government Budget: Net Surplus or Deficit (BHD mn) -1,721.094 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Government Budget: Revenue: Non Oil: Taxation and Fees (BHD mn) 479.884 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Net Government Debt: Outstanding (BHD mn) 10,730.785 2017 yearly 1995 - 2017
Domestic Public Debt Instruments: Outstanding (BHD mn) 14,566.800 Mar 2022 monthly Mar 2001 - Mar 2022
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.242 2027 yearly 1996 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 4,904.0 2021 yearly 1966 - 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 6,620.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 86.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2019 - Dec 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 2,778,894.614 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 1,208.739 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 756.714 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 4,965.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 42.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2019 - Dec 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 161,392.351 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 39,849.060 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 135.085 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - Jan 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 47.543 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Jan 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 54.115 Jan 2022 monthly Nov 1994 - Jan 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 199.019 Sep 2019 monthly Jan 1989 - Sep 2019
Imports (BHD mn) 1,867.400 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2021
Exports (BHD mn) 2,489.800 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2021
Exports: Annual: Re-Exports (BHD mn) 109.900 2007 yearly 1991 - 2007
Exports: HS: Annual (BHD mn) 8,410.900 2021 yearly 1966 - 2021
Imports: Annual (BHD mn) 6,566.600 2021 yearly 1966 - 2021
Energy Imports: Value: Crude Oil: Annual (USD th) 2,776,458.000 2020 yearly 1978 - 2020
Energy Exports: Volume: Petroleum Products (Barrel th) 7,489.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1990 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 64.3 2021 yearly 1975 - 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 1,136.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 10.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,759.2 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 1,008.559 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 9.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2021
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 0.895 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 23,433.782 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) 111.170 2018 yearly 1975 - 2018
BH: BoP: Current Account: Secondary Income: Credit (USD mn) 0.000 2017 yearly 1975 - 2017
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities: Equity (USD mn) 981.915 2011 yearly 1975 - 2011
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Assets (USD mn) 1,515.160 2018 yearly 1975 - 2018
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities: Debt Securities (USD mn) 2,572.606 2017 yearly 1975 - 2017
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) 2,572.606 2017 yearly 1975 - 2017
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,403.989 2018 yearly 1975 - 2018
Balance of Payments (BoP): Current Account (BHD mn) 978.500 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: Current Account: Primary Income (BHD mn) -950.500 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account (BHD mn) -636.700 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: Errors and Omissions (BHD mn) -341.800 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Other Investment: Net: Liabilities (BHD mn) 494.500 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: Current Account: Services: Credit (BHD mn) 4,837.300 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: Current Account: Secondary Income (BHD mn) -950.100 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Other Investment: Net (BHD mn) 97.200 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Net: Liabilities (BHD mn) 891.400 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: Current Account: Services: Debit (BHD mn) -3,802.500 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: CF: Capital Account (BHD mn) 0.000 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Reserve Assets: Net (BHD mn) -946.300 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Other Investment: Net: Assets (BHD mn) -397.300 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: Current Account: Services (BHD mn) 1,034.800 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: Current Account: Primary Income: Debit (BHD mn) -1,920.500 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Net (BHD mn) -425.000 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Net: Assets (BHD mn) -1,316.400 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: Current Account: Goods (BHD mn) 1,844.300 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: Current Account: Primary Income: Credit (BHD mn) 970.000 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Direct Investment (BHD mn) 637.400 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
BoP: Current Account: Secondary Income: Workers' Remittances (BHD mn) -950.100 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
IIP: Liabilities (BHD mn) 44,681.100 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
IIP: Assets (BHD mn) 53,494.100 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
International Investment Position (IIP) (BHD mn) 8,813.000 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
No of Registrations: New Enterprises (Unit) 2,071.000 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 5.5 Mar 2018 semiannually Mar 2013 - Mar 2018
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 8,773.110 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 1974 - Mar 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 35,878.175 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 1974 - Mar 2022
M2 Growth (%) 4.2 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 1975 - Mar 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 5.0 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Apr 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 3,905.9 Dec 2021 monthly Oct 1965 - Dec 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 10.051 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2007 - Dec 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 2.7 2021 yearly 1966 - 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 6.649 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1966 - Dec 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 48,858.358 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 10.5 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 48,672.5 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1991 - Mar 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 6.7 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1992 - Mar 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 29,441.264 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 4.88 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 70.36 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1: Currency Outside Banks (BHD mn) 535.600 Nov 2018 monthly Jan 1989 - Nov 2018
Money Supply: M3 (BHD mn) 15,022.600 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1991 - Mar 2022
Money Supply: M3: M2 (BHD mn) 13,493.100 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 1974 - Mar 2022
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1 (BHD mn) 3,299.400 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 1974 - Mar 2022
Currency in Circulation (BHD mn) 715.800 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2022
Official Reserves (BHD mn) 1,708.300 Sep 2015 quarterly Mar 2003 - Sep 2015
Deposits: Retail Banks (BHD mn) 18,374.700 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2022
Outstanding Loans: Retail Banks: NR: Business (BHD mn) 5,111.100 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Outstanding Loans: Retail Banks: Non Bank Residents (NR) (BHD mn) 11,072.300 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Outstanding Loans: Retail Banks: NR: Personal (BHD mn) 5,540.200 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022

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