Non-oil trade between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain rose 43 per cent to $688.4 million during the third quarter of 2020, following the easing of restrictions on cargo transit over the King Fahd Causeway in August.
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Last year during the same period, trade between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain was valued at only $481 million.
The bridge “acts as an essential link between Bahrain and the wider $1.5 trillion Gulf economy for millions of passengers and commercial trucks each year,” said Abdulhakim Al Shamary, Board Member of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), in a statement.
“Despite COVID-19, commercial drivers have still been able to use the bridge enabling critical continuity for the logistics sector,” said Al Shamary.
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