• overview
  • strengths
  • Bilateral Agreements
  • bilateral trade
  • agencies
  • Indian Mission

US$ 181.45mn
FDI inflow from Bahrain over April 2000 to March 2021

US$ 2.915mn

Value of bilateral trade in 2020-2021

326,658
Overseas Indians live in Bahrain

Talented human capital

with a workforce possessing an exceptional array of skills

Strategic location

as the natural gateway to the Gulf, with particularly favourable access to Saudi Arabia

Forward-thinking government

with policies and reforms that empower businesses and industries to establish themselves and grow

Exceptional lifestyle

ranking high as one of the best places to live, globally

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foreign ownership allowed for most activities and an average of 30% lower operating costs than regional neighbours

India's Exports and Imports to Bahrain

Bahrain Economic Development Board

(+973) 17 58 99 99

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3rd Floor, Arcapita P.O. Box 11299 Bahrain Bay Kingdom of Bahrain

Bahrain India Society

(+973) 3831 1166

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Bahrain India Society Office 112, 8th Floor Jeera Tower I, Bldg. 683 Road 2811, Seef P.O. Box 76118 Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Bahrain Chamber of Commerce&Industry

(+973) 1738 0000

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Embassy of India, Bahrain

(+973) 1756 0360

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P.O. Box. 26106
Building 1090, Road 2819, Block 428
Al-Seef, Manama, Bahrain

Commercial Representative

(+973) 1700 3695, 1771 2683

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Head of ChanceryMr. Norbu Negi)

Opportunities

Agricultural exports

    Carcasses/half-carcasses of sheep (excl. lamb), fresh/chilled (020421)
    Cuts & edible offal of species Gallus domesticus, frozen (020714)
    Meat of fowls of species gallus domesticus, not cut in pieces, frozen (020712)

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    Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits & oth. bakers’ wares n.e.s. in ch.19, whethe … (190590)

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    Semi-milled/wholly milled rice, whether or not polished/glazed (100630)

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    Chocolate & oth. food preps. cont. cocoa (excl. of 1806.20-1806.32) (180690)

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    Cheese (excl. of 0406.10-0406.40) (040690)
    Milk & cream, concentrated (excl. in powder), unsweetened (040291)
    Processed cheese, not grated/powdered (040630)

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    Food preps., n.e.s. (210690)

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    Crustaceans; frozen, shrimps and prawns, excluding
    cold-water varieties, in shell or not,
    smoked cooked or not before or
    during smoking; in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water
    (030617)
    HOMOGENISED PREPARATIONS (160210)
    PRPD/PRSVD MEAT,MEAT OFAL/BLOOD OF FWLS OF THE SPCS GALUS DMSTCS (160232)
    PRPD/PRSVD MEATMEAT OR OFFAL OF BOVINE
    ANMLS (160250)
    Sauces and smlr products of meat, meat offal or blood food prpns, based on these products (160100)

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Employment Opportunities

*Information subject to changes amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The sectors attracting foriegn labour include hydrocarbons, construction, healthcare, financial services, education, manufacturing, among others. Expats can work in Bahrain with a work visa, which can be availed but can be availed with a job offer.

For expat workers, the country’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority provides comprehensive electronic services for foreign workers; expatriate Management System for employers to implement required procedures; issuance and renewal of work permits, visas, identity cards; as well as transfer of employees from one employer to another, among other services.
Bahrain, a nation of around 1.5 mn people, hosts around 350,000 Indian nationals. In addition to the predominant blue-collar labour force, there is a sizeable number of doctors, engineers, chartered accountants, bankers, managers and other professionals who play a vital role in Bahrain’s socio-economic development.

Employment in Bahrain

Minerals

    Production – 13,94,400 tonnes (2017)
    Export – 8,01,904 tonnes (2017)

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    Production: 2.08 tonnes (2018)

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    Production: 4,42,154 tonnes (2017)
    Export: 4,54,200 tonnes (2017)

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    Production : 522,624 million cubic feet (2018)

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    Nitrogen Fertilizer

    Production: 11,62,571 metric ton (2017)
    Export: 7,50,285 Metric Ton (
    2017)

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    Petroleum Products

    Production: 66,439 tonnes (2018)
    Export: 59,754 tonnes (2018)

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    Production: 66,439 metric tons (2018)
    Export: 59,754 metric tons (2018)

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Priority Sectors

Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors

Top Import/ Export Items

India's top import from Bahrain
  • Crude oils
  • Mineral fuels
  • Fertilizers
  • Ores/slags/ ashes of aluminum, iron and copper
  • Pulp
  • Salt
  • Printed books and newspapers
  • Inorganic chemicals
  • Organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals of rare earth, Elam/radii/isotopes
India's top export to Bahrain
  • Mineral fuels
  • Mineral oils
  • Inorganic chemicals
  • Organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals of rare earth
  • Elam/radii/isotopes
  • Cereals, nuts, and fruits
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories

Bilateral Investors

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