Annual International Trade Statistics by Country
Publication date: 2020-11-15
Reporting period: 2002 - 2019
Timeseries: 175 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Kuwait | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2008 - 2019

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Kuwait World Exports Value (US$) 87 457 022 363.00 51 936 562 953.00 62 698 237 006.00 102 695 762 451.00 114 404 079 435.00 101 131 954 619.00 55 161 618 440.00 46 235 357 009.00 54 991 871 282.00 71 941 444 555.00 64 482 096 620.00
Imports Value (US$) 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 30 784 103 261.00 33 597 829 177.00 35 866 655 317.00 33 530 892 789.00

The value of merchandise exports from Kuwait totalled $ 64 billion in 2019. Overall commodity exports from Kuwait decreased by 10.3% compared to 2018. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 7.45 billion (the value of merchandise exports from Kuwait amounted to $71 billion in 2018)

Kuwait's exports 2019 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Kuwait in 2019:

  • Areas, nes with a share of 90% (58 billion US$)
  • Iraq with a share of 1.48% (960 million US$)
  • China with a share of 1.41% (910 million US$)
  • India with a share of 1.24% (805 million US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 1.02% (658 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates - 569 million US$
  • Qatar - 359 million US$
  • Oman - 204 million US$
  • Pakistan - 188 million US$
  • Jordan - 107 million US$

Exports structure from Kuwait in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 91% (58 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 2.58% (1.66 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 1.7% (1.09 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 0.972% (626 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 0.48% (309 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 0.335% (216 million US$): 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
  • 0.247% (159 million US$): 38 - Miscellaneous chemical products
  • 0.21% (135 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 0.176% (113 million US$): 40 - Rubber and articles thereof
  • 0.161% (104 million US$): 20 - Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants

What did Kuwait export in 2019?

Kuwait's Top Exports in 2019:

  • 72% ($46 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 15.3% ($9.92 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.
  • 3.44% ($2.22 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 1.21% ($786 million): 2904 - Sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of hydrocarbons, whether or not halogenated.
  • 1.18% ($767 million): 2905 - Acyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
  • 0.987% ($636 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.
  • 0.864% ($557 million): 3901 - Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms.
  • 0.6% ($386 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 0.169% ($109 million): 2902 - Cyclic hydrocarbons.

The value of merchandise imports to Kuwait totalled $ 33 billion in 2019. Overall commodity imports to Kuwait decreased by 6.51% compared to 2018. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 2.33 billion (the value of merchandise imports to Kuwait was equal to $35 billion in 2018)

Kuwait's imports 2019 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Kuwait in 2019:

  • China with a share of 17.8% (5.98 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 9.1% (3.05 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 8.41% (2.82 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 6.3% (2.11 billion US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 6.18% (2.07 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 5.67% (1.9 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 5.22% (1.75 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 4.32% (1.45 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 2.68% (901 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 2.61% (878 million US$)

Imports structure to Kuwait in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 13.1% (4.39 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 11.7% (3.94 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 10.8% (3.64 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 5.7% (1.91 billion US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 4.14% (1.38 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.26% (1.09 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 3.11% (1.04 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.76% (927 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 2.7% (907 million US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.04% (684 million US$): 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 2019?

Kuwait's Top Imports in 2019:

  • 9.62% ($3.22 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.
  • 4.75% ($1.59 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.
  • 3.07% ($1.02 billion): 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.
  • 2.07% ($696 million): 7113 - Articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal.
  • 1.93% ($647 million): 7304 - Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, seamless, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel.
  • 1.58% ($532 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.
  • 1.55% ($520 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.
  • 1.44% ($484 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 1.29% ($435 million): 8431 - Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the machinery of headings 84.25 to 84.30.
  • 1.13% ($380 million): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.

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Kuwait | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2008 - 2019