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					BAHRAIN GATEWAY - OPENING THE WAY TO BILLION DOLLAR MARKETS

The Region

BAHRAIN GATEWAY - OPENING THE WAY TO BILLION DOLLAR MARKETS

Northern Gulf Statistics
Land Size (sq km) Population (000s) 2006 GDP (USD bn) 2007 2008 GDP per capita Reserves (USD bn)

Bahrain
Iran Iraq

665
1,648,000 437,072

727
66,429 28,946

23.3
733.2 103.1

25.2
790.6 104.6

26.7
842.0 112.8

36,726
12,675 3,897

4.9
96.6 46.8

Kuwait
Qatar Saudi Arabia

17,820
11,437 2,149,690

2,691
833 28,686

131.2
68.8 535.3

137.4
76.8 553.5

149.1
85.4 582.8

55,407
102,461 20,317

10.6
16.8 67.2

Source: CIA World Factbook

BAHRAIN GATEWAY - OPENING THE WAY TO BILLION DOLLAR MARKETS

Trade Flows
• • • • • • Biggest exporter of energy (oil and gas) Among the biggest exporters of Petrochemicals Major exporter of Aluminium Among the biggest importers of Construction Equipment Major importer of oil and gas equipment and supplies Large importer in general

BAHRAIN GATEWAY - OPENING THE WAY TO BILLION DOLLAR MARKETS

2008 Trade Flows
COUNTRY Bahrain Iran Iraq Kuwait EXPORTS TO WORLD 27,553 107,824 47,317 67,012 IMPORTS FROM WORLD 13,059 69,831 20,622 25,848

Qatar
Saudi Arabia Grand Total
Source: IMF Direction of Trade Statistics

58,630
280,163 588,500

27,514
110,656 267,530

BAHRAIN GATEWAY - OPENING THE WAY TO BILLION DOLLAR MARKETS

Northern Gulf Trade Flows
Trade Flows (USD m)
700,000 600,000 500,000 400,000 300,000 200,000 100,000 0 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Imports 2005 2006 2007 2008

Exports
Source: IMF Direction of Trade Statistics

BAHRAIN GATEWAY - OPENING THE WAY TO BILLION DOLLAR MARKETS

Growth Rates (2007 – 2008)
COUNTRY Export Growth Import Growth GDP Growth

Bahrain Iran Iraq Kuwait Qatar Saudi Arabia
Source: IMF Direction of Trade Statistics

16.49% 33.48% 61.33% 42.23% 51.81% 42.32%

37.57% 24.17% 35.02% 20.27% 20.32% 21.74%

6.08% 6.50% 7.84% 8.52% 11.21% 5.29%

BAHRAIN GATEWAY - OPENING THE WAY TO BILLION DOLLAR MARKETS

Impact of the Crisis
• Price of Oil: USD150 / USD75 / USD50 • Import Costs:
– Steel: July 2008 USD1100 / June 2009 USD350 – Autos, Consumer Goods, Construction Eqpt.

• Long Term Finance

BAHRAIN GATEWAY - OPENING THE WAY TO BILLION DOLLAR MARKETS

2008 Trade Flows
COUNTRY Bahrain Iran Iraq Kuwait EXPORTS TO WORLD 27,553 107,824 47,317 67,012 IMPORTS FROM WORLD 13,059 69,831 20,622 25,848

Qatar
Saudi Arabia Grand Total
Source: IMF Direction of Trade Statistics

58,630
280,163 588,500

27,514
110,656 267,530

BAHRAIN GATEWAY - OPENING THE WAY TO BILLION DOLLAR MARKETS

The Region

BAHRAIN GATEWAY - OPENING THE WAY TO BILLION DOLLAR MARKETS

Economic Bridges
• Bahrain – Saudi Causeway • Bahrain – Qatar Causeway


				
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