Bahrain Foreign Direct Investment

2012 - 2023 | Yearly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Bahrain Foreign Direct Investment

  • Bahrain Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 6.8 USD bn in Dec 2023, compared with an increase of 2.0 USD bn in the previous year.
  • Bahrain Foreign Direct Investment: USD mn net flows data is updated yearly, available from Dec 2012 to Dec 2023.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 6.8 USD bn in Dec 2023 and a record low of 64.9 USD mn in Dec 2015.

CEIC converts annual Foreign Direct Investment into USD. The Central Bank of Bahrain provides Foreign Direct Investment in local currency. The Central Bank of Bahrain average market exchange rate is used for currency conversions.


Related information about Bahrain Foreign Direct Investment

  • In the latest reports of Bahrain, Current Account recorded a surplus of 654.6 USD mn in Dec 2023.
  • Bahrain Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 1.1 USD bn in Dec 2023.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 1.8 USD bn in Dec 2023.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 11.0 USD bn in Dec 2022.

View Bahrain's Foreign Direct Investment from 2012 to 2023 in the chart:

Bahrain Foreign Direct Investment

What was Bahrain's Foreign Direct Investment in 2023?

Bahrain Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 6.8 USD bn in Dec 2023, compared with an increase of 2.0 USD bn in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
6,838.2 2023 1,950.9 2022 64.9 2015 6,838.2 2023 USD mn yearly 2012 - 2023

Foreign Direct Investment by Country Comparison

country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) 384.4 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2024
Algeria (USD mn) 80.0 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2007 - Sep 2023
Argentina (USD mn) 6,339.4 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2024
Armenia (USD mn) 34.5 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2024
Australia (USD mn) 17,436.6 Mar 2024 quarterly Sep 1959 - Mar 2024
Austria (USD mn) 2,942.5 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1970 - Mar 2024
Azerbaijan (USD mn) -569.8 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2023
Bahrain (USD mn) 6,838.2 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
Bangladesh (USD mn) 720.0 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2003 - Dec 2023
Belarus (USD mn) 1,636.3 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2024
Belgium (USD mn) 3,191.9 Mar 2023 monthly Jan 2007 - Mar 2023
Bolivia (USD mn) 72.1 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2024
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) 282.7 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2024
Botswana (USD mn) 166.4 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2023
Brazil (USD mn) 5,380.2 May 2023 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2023
Brunei (USD mn) -315.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2020
Bulgaria (USD mn) 60.2 Apr 2023 monthly Jan 2007 - Apr 2023
Cambodia (USD mn) 1,008.3 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2023
Canada (USD mn) -4,589.1 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1957 - Mar 2024
Chile (USD mn) 1,638.3 May 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - May 2024
China (USD mn) 10,197.0 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2024
Colombia (USD mn) 3,620.5 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2024
Croatia (USD mn) 673.7 Dec 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2022
Cyprus (USD mn) 2,700.7 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2024
Czech Republic (USD mn) 965.8 Apr 2023 monthly Jan 2004 - Apr 2023
Denmark (USD mn) 1,227.9 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1999 - Apr 2024
Ecuador (USD mn) 78.3 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2024
Egypt (USD mn) 18,182.4 Mar 2024 quarterly Dec 1993 - Mar 2024
Estonia (USD mn) 184.6 Apr 2023 monthly Jan 2008 - Apr 2023
European Union (USD mn) -8,777.2 Apr 2024 monthly Apr 1999 - Apr 2024
Finland (USD mn) -59.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2006 - Apr 2024
France (USD mn) -1,075.6 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1997 - Apr 2024
Georgia (USD mn) 163.0 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2024
Germany (USD mn) 5,212.2 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1971 - Apr 2024
Ghana (USD mn) 380.3 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2024
Greece (USD mn) 304.2 Apr 2023 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2023
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 29,020.6 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2024
Hungary (USD mn) -9,137.0 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1991 - Mar 2024
Iceland (USD mn) 154.4 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1976 - Mar 2024
India (USD mn) 8,382.3 Dec 2023 quarterly Jun 1990 - Dec 2023
Indonesia (USD mn) 6,180.0 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1981 - Mar 2024
Iran (USD mn) 838.3 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Ireland (USD mn) -1,696.5 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1981 - Mar 2024
Israel (USD mn) 1,162.3 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1972 - Mar 2024
Italy (USD mn) 4,519.7 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1988 - Apr 2024
Ivory Coast (USD mn) 1,599.1 2022 yearly 1970 - 2022
Japan (USD mn) 838.4 May 2024 monthly Jan 1996 - May 2024
Jordan (USD mn) 136.0 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2024
Kazakhstan (USD mn) 2,354.5 Mar 2024 quarterly Dec 1997 - Mar 2024
Kenya (USD mn) 728.7 2023 yearly 1970 - 2023
South Korea (USD mn) 2,558.8 Jun 2023 monthly Jan 1980 - Jun 2023
Kosovo (USD mn) 201.2 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2024
Kuwait (USD mn) 537.1 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2023
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) -75.1 Mar 2023 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2023
Laos (USD mn) 394.2 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2023
Latvia (USD mn) 14.3 Apr 2023 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2023
Lebanon (USD mn) 42.6 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2002 - Dec 2023
Lithuania (USD mn) -44.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2024
Luxembourg (USD mn) 46,538.2 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2024
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) 2,933.1 2022 yearly 1985 - 2022
North Macedonia (USD mn) 193.1 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2024
Malawi (USD mn) 46.4 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Malaysia (USD mn) 4,235.5 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2024
Malta (USD mn) 13,108.8 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2024
Mauritius (USD mn) 2,477.0 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2023
Mexico (USD mn) 19,636.3 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1980 - Mar 2024
Moldova (USD mn) 54.8 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2024
Mongolia (USD mn) 164.4 May 2024 monthly Jan 2009 - May 2024
Montenegro (USD mn) 149.5 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2024
Morocco (USD mn) 24.4 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2023
Mozambique (USD mn) 526.7 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2024
Myanmar (USD mn) 274.7 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 1976 - Sep 2023
Nepal (USD mn) 14.7 Apr 2024 quarterly Oct 2000 - Apr 2024
Netherlands (USD mn) -332,969.8 Dec 2023 quarterly Jun 2003 - Dec 2023
New Zealand (USD mn) 957.1 Mar 2024 quarterly Jun 2000 - Mar 2024
Nigeria (USD mn) 1,197.6 Mar 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2023
Norway (USD mn) -2,453.4 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2024
Oman (USD mn) 5,479.8 2022 yearly 1970 - 2022
Pakistan (USD mn) 270.9 May 2024 monthly Jul 1997 - May 2024
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -11.0 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2024
Panama (USD mn) 878.4 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2024
Paraguay (USD mn) 172.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Peru (USD mn) 3,091.6 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2024
Philippines (USD mn) 685.8 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2005 - Mar 2024
Poland (USD mn) 1,374.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2024
Portugal (USD mn) 904.4 Apr 2023 monthly Jan 1996 - Apr 2023
Qatar (USD mn) -177.2 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2024
Romania (USD mn) 1,069.2 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2024
Russia (USD mn) -5,565.2 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2024
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 2,525.6 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2024
Serbia (USD mn) 429.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2013 - Apr 2024
Singapore (USD mn) 40,234.2 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2024
Slovakia (USD mn) -42.2 Apr 2023 monthly Jan 2008 - Apr 2023
Slovenia (USD mn) 147.7 Apr 2023 monthly Jan 1994 - Apr 2023
South Africa (USD mn) 1,293.9 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2024
Spain (USD mn) -1,186.1 Apr 2023 monthly Jan 1990 - Apr 2023
Sri Lanka (USD mn) 96.3 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2024
Sudan (USD mn) 152.4 Dec 2022 quarterly Dec 1996 - Dec 2022
Sweden (USD mn) -471.2 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1975 - Mar 2024
Switzerland (USD mn) -15,764.0 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023

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Bahrain Key Series

Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -7.0 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -778.940 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 1,433.199 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 5.2 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
National Government Debt (USD mn) 41,417.1 May 2024 monthly Mar 2001 - May 2024
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 93.6 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 2007 - Dec 2023
Forecast: Government Expenditure (BHD bn) 5.581 2029 yearly 1990 - 2029
Forecast: Government Net Debt (BHD bn) 30.777 2029 yearly 1990 - 2029
Forecast: Government Revenue (BHD bn) 3.417 2028 yearly 1990 - 2028
Government Budget: Net Surplus or Deficit (BHD mn) -292.945 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Government Budget: Revenue: Non Oil: Taxation and Fees (BHD mn) 871.600 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Net Government Debt: Outstanding (BHD mn) 16,729.452 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Domestic Public Debt Instruments: Outstanding (BHD mn) 15,576.200 May 2024 monthly Mar 2001 - May 2024
BH: Central Government Debt: Total (BHD mn) 15,037.787 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
BH: Central Government Debt: Total: % of GDP (%) 115.517 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
BH: Revenue Excluding Grants (BHD mn) 2,082.375 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
BH: Revenue and Grants: Revenue: Taxes on Income: Profits and Capital Gains (BHD mn) 6.637 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
BH: Expenditure (BHD mn) 3,518.109 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
BH: Net Lending (+) / Net Borrowing (-) (BHD mn) -1,670.781 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) -0.117 2028 yearly 1996 - 2028
Trade Balance (USD mn) 4,501.7 2023 yearly 1966 - 2023
Total Exports (USD mn) 6,285.3 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2018 - Mar 2024
Total Exports Growth (%) 8.0 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2019 - Mar 2024
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 8,454,414.513 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 6,009.875 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 2,319.416 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Total Imports (USD mn) 5,356.8 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2018 - Mar 2024
Total Imports Growth (%) 11.2 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2019 - Mar 2024
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 175,150.972 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 62,009.639 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 112.578 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1976 - Mar 2024
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 70.259 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1981 - Mar 2024
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 6.913 Mar 2024 monthly Nov 1994 - Mar 2024
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 173.480 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1989 - Mar 2024
Exports (BHD mn) 2,363.800 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2018 - Mar 2024
Imports (BHD mn) 2,014.600 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2018 - Mar 2024
Exports: HS: Annual (BHD mn) 9,329.900 2023 yearly 1966 - 2023
Imports: Annual (BHD mn) 7,636.900 2023 yearly 1966 - 2023
Energy Imports: Value: Crude Oil: Annual (USD th) 4,740,525.000 2021 yearly 1978 - 2021
Energy Exports: Volume: Petroleum Products (Barrel th) 7,397.000 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Dec 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 1,112.8 2023 yearly 1975 - 2023
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 553.6 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2018 - Mar 2024
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 15.2 Dec 2022 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2022
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 6,838.2 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 6.8 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 381.035 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2018 - Mar 2024
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 15.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2023
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 1.321 2028 yearly 1980 - 2028
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 28,112.827 2023 yearly 1989 - 2023
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Assets (USD mn) 1,113.032 2023 yearly 1975 - 2023
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) 6,839.628 2023 yearly 1975 - 2023
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment (USD mn) -5,726.596 2023 yearly 1975 - 2023
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) 6,119.415 2023 yearly 1975 - 2023
BH: BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities: Debt Securities (USD mn) 4,163.231 2016 yearly 1975 - 2016
BH: BoP: Current Account: Secondary Income: Credit (USD mn) 0.000 2023 yearly 1975 - 2023
Balance of Payments (BoP): Current Account (BHD mn) 1,015.000 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
BoP: Current Account: Goods (BHD mn) 1,693.000 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
BoP: Current Account: Services (BHD mn) 1,303.800 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
BoP: Current Account: Services: Credit (BHD mn) 5,841.500 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
BoP: Current Account: Services: Debit (BHD mn) -4,537.700 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
BoP: Current Account: Primary Income: Credit (BHD mn) 1,859.800 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
BoP: Current Account: Primary Income: Debit (BHD mn) -2,840.200 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
BoP: Current Account: Secondary Income (BHD mn) -1,001.400 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
BoP: Current Account: Primary Income (BHD mn) -980.400 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
BoP: CF: Financial Account (BHD mn) -295.400 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
BoP: CF: Capital Account (BHD mn) 131.600 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Direct Investment (BHD mn) 2,153.200 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Net (BHD mn) 299.600 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Other Investment: Net (BHD mn) -2,635.200 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Reserve Assets: Net (BHD mn) -113.000 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
BoP: Errors and Omissions (BHD mn) -851.200 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
BoP: Current Account: Secondary Income: Workers' Remittances (BHD mn) -1,001.400 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Net: Assets (BHD mn) -2,001.300 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Net: Liabilities (BHD mn) 2,300.900 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Other Investment: Net: Assets (BHD mn) -3,279.200 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Other Investment: Net: Liabilities (BHD mn) 644.000 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
No of Registrations: New Enterprises (Unit) 11,913.000 2022 yearly 1997 - 2022
BH: BOP: Current Account: Personal Remittances: Paid (USD mn) 2,711.702 2022 yearly 1975 - 2022
BOP: Current Account: Personal Remittances: Received (USD mn) 0.000 2023 yearly 2005 - 2023
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 3.1 Sep 2023 semiannually Mar 2013 - Sep 2023
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 8,133.886 Apr 2023 monthly Dec 1974 - Apr 2023
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 38,393.788 May 2024 monthly Dec 1974 - May 2024
M2 Growth (%) 0.2 May 2024 monthly Dec 1975 - May 2024
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 5.0 Jun 2024 monthly Jan 2008 - Jun 2024
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 4,077.4 Feb 2024 monthly Oct 1965 - Feb 2024
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 9.314 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 2007 - Dec 2023
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 2.4 2023 yearly 1966 - 2023
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 6.648 May 2024 monthly Jan 1966 - May 2024
Total Deposits (USD mn) 54,865.683 May 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - May 2024
Total Deposits Growth (%) 7.0 May 2024 monthly Jan 2002 - May 2024
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 57,236.3 May 2024 monthly Sep 1991 - May 2024
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 9.4 May 2024 monthly Sep 1992 - May 2024
Total Loans (USD mn) 32,242.099 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2024
Total Loans Growth (%) 4.96 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2024
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 66.78 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2023
Money Supply: M3: M2 (BHD mn) 14,439.174 May 2024 monthly Dec 1974 - May 2024
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1 (BHD mn) 2,814.872 May 2024 monthly Dec 1974 - May 2024
Money Supply: M3 (BHD mn) 15,792.168 May 2024 monthly Sep 1991 - May 2024
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1: Currency Outside Banks (BHD mn) 535.600 Nov 2018 monthly Jan 1989 - Nov 2018
Currency in Circulation (BHD mn) 702.300 May 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - May 2024
Official Reserves (BHD mn) 1,708.300 Sep 2015 quarterly Mar 2003 - Sep 2015
Deposits: Retail Banks (BHD mn) 20,633.941 May 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - May 2024
Outstanding Loans: Retail Banks: Non Bank Residents (NR) (BHD mn) 12,125.641 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2024
Outstanding Loans: Retail Banks: NR: Business (BHD mn) 5,281.832 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2024
Outstanding Loans: Retail Banks: NR: Personal (BHD mn) 5,836.110 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2024

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