Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Kuwait | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Kuwait World Exports Value (US$) 62 691 155 983.00 87 457 022 363.00 51 936 562 953.00 62 698 237 006.00 102 695 762 451.00 114 404 079 435.00 101 131 954 619.00 55 161 618 440.00 46 241 982 282.00 54 985 179 197.00 71 941 444 555.00
Imports Value (US$) 21 362 495 235.00 24 839 591 041.00 22 691 403 866.00 25 141 991 714.00 29 645 607 309.00 31 488 655 172.00 31 907 177 437.00 30 820 178 692.00 33 568 329 846.00 35 866 655 317.00

The value of total exports from Kuwait totalled $ 71 billion in 2018. Merchandise exports from Kuwait increased by 30% compared to 2017. goods exports grew up by $ 16.9 billion in 2018 (merchandise exports from Kuwait amounted to $54 billion in 2017)

Kuwait's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Kuwait in 2018:

  • Areas, nes with a share of 90% (65 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 1.58% (1.13 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 1.32% (952 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 1.1% (797 million US$)
  • Iraq - 623 million US$
  • Saudi Arabia - 548 million US$
  • Qatar - 428 million US$
  • Pakistan - 289 million US$
  • Oman - 200 million US$
  • Turkey - 156 million US$

Exports structure from Kuwait in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 90% (65 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 2.92% (2.1 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 1.12% (811 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 1.12% (811 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 0.399% (287 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 0.313% (225 million US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
  • 0.279% (201 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 0.212% (152 million US$): 38 - Miscellaneous chemical products
  • 0.188% (135 million US$): 31 - Fertilizers
  • 0.185% (133 million US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind

What did Kuwait export in 2018?

TOP-10 Exports commodities from Kuwait in 2018:

  • 71% ($51 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 15.1% ($10.9 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 3.81% ($2.74 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 1.6% ($1.15 billion): 2905 - Acyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
  • 1.02% ($734 million): 2904 - Sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of hydrocarbons, whether or not halogenated.
  • 0.852% ($613 million): 3901 - Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms.
  • 0.717% ($516 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 0.287% ($206 million): 8905 - Light-vessels, fire-floats, dredgers, floating cranes and other vessels the navigability of which is subsidiary to their main function; floating docks; floating or submersible drilling or production platforms.
  • 0.285% ($205 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 0.267% ($192 million): 2902 - Cyclic hydrocarbons.

The value of total imports to Kuwait totalled $ 35 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to Kuwait increased by 6.84% compared to 2017. goods imports grew up by $ 2.29 billion in 2018 (value of merchandise imports to Kuwait was equal to $33 billion in 2017)

Kuwait's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Kuwait in 2018:

  • China with a share of 16.6% (5.97 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 8.65% (3.1 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 8.64% (3.09 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 5.86% (2.1 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 5.7% (2.04 billion US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 5.69% (2.04 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 5.18% (1.86 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 4.42% (1.58 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 3.92% (1.4 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 2.5% (899 million US$)

Imports structure to Kuwait in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 13.3% (4.78 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 11.7% (4.2 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 11.5% (4.14 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6% (2.15 billion US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 3.87% (1.38 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 3.69% (1.32 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.04% (1.09 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.81% (1.01 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 2.39% (860 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.06% (742 million US$): 94 - Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings

What did Kuwait import in 2018?

TOP-10 Imports commodities to Kuwait in 2018:

  • 8.38% ($3 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 4.61% ($1.65 billion): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 2.69% ($965 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 1.99% ($714 million): 7113 - Articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal.
  • 1.95% ($701 million): 7308 - Structures (excluding prefabricated buildings of heading 94.06) and parts of structures (for example, bridges and bridge?sections, lock?gates, towers, lattice masts, roofs, roofing frame?works, doors and windows and their frames and thresholds for doors, shutters, balustrades, pillars and columns), of iron or steel; plates, rods, angles, shapes, sections, tubes and the like, prepared for use in structures, of iron or steel.
  • 1.94% ($696 million): 8414 - Air or vacuum pumps, air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters.
  • 1.75% ($630 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 1.59% ($571 million): 8544 - Insulated (including enamelled or anodised) wire, cable (including co-axial cable) and other insulated electric conductors, whether or not fitted with connectors; optical fibre cables, made up of individually sheathed fibres, whether or not assembled with electric conductors or fitted with connectors.
  • 1.56% ($562 million): 7304 - Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, seamless, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel.
  • 1.55% ($558 million): 8481 - Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances for pipes, boiler shells, tanks, vats or the like, including pressure-reducing valves and thermostatically controlled valves.

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Kuwait | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018