Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Kuwait | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESKuwaitWorldExportsValue (US$)51,936,562,953.0062,698,237,006.00102,695,762,451.00114,404,079,435.00101,131,954,619.0055,161,618,440.0046,235,357,009.0054,991,871,282.0071,941,444,555.0064,482,096,620.0040,166,147,337.00
Value Growth, YoY (%)-40.6120.7263.79-11.60-45.45-16.1818.9330.82-10.36-37.70
ImportsValue (US$)22,691,403,866.0025,141,991,714.0029,645,607,309.0031,488,655,172.0031,907,177,437.0030,784,103,261.0033,597,829,177.0035,866,655,317.0033,530,892,789.0028,344,378,640.00
Value Growth, YoY (%)10.796.211.32-3.519.146.75-6.51-15.46

The value of merchandise exports from Kuwait totalled $ 40 billion in 2020. Overall commodity exports from Kuwait decreased by 37% compared to 2019. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 24 billion (the value of merchandise exports from Kuwait amounted to $64 billion in 2019)

Kuwait's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Kuwait in 2020:

  • Areas, nes with a share of 89% (35 billion US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 1.67% (673 million US$)
  • China with a share of 1.48% (597 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 1.37% (550 million US$)
  • India with a share of 1.29% (519 million US$)
  • Iraq - 389 million US$
  • Qatar - 287 million US$
  • Oman - 176 million US$
  • Pakistan - 170 million US$
  • Jordan - 104 million US$

Exports structure from Kuwait in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 89% (35 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 2.85% (1.14 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 2.02% (811 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 1.44% (581 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 0.618% (248 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 0.318% (127 million US$): 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
  • 0.281% (113 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 0.224% (90 million US$): 38 - Miscellaneous chemical products
  • 0.212% (85 million US$): 04 - Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
  • 0.197% (79 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel

What did Kuwait export in 2020?

Kuwait's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 71% ($28 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 13.4% ($5.39 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.
  • 4.54% ($1.82 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 1.71% ($687 million): 2904 - Sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of hydrocarbons, whether or not halogenated.
  • 1.27% ($510 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.
  • 1.13% ($454 million): 2905 - Acyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
  • 0.961% ($386 million): 3901 - Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms.
  • 0.526% ($211 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 0.267% ($107 million): 3902 - Polymers of propylene or of other olefins, in primary forms.
  • 0.163% ($65 million): 7207 - Semi-finished products of iron or non-alloy steel.

The value of merchandise imports to Kuwait totalled $ 28 billion in 2020. Overall commodity imports to Kuwait decreased by 15.4% compared to 2019. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 5.18 billion (the value of merchandise imports to Kuwait was equal to $33 billion in 2019)

Kuwait's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Kuwait in 2020:

  • China with a share of 17.4% (4.93 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 8.5% (2.4 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 8.24% (2.33 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 5.89% (1.66 billion US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 5.81% (1.64 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 4.81% (1.36 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 4.57% (1.29 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 4.3% (1.22 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 3.71% (1.05 billion US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 2.3% (653 million US$)

Imports structure to Kuwait in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 11.9% (3.39 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 10.2% (2.91 billion US$): 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
  • 9.53% (2.7 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.61% (1.59 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 4.01% (1.13 billion US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 3.38% (960 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 3.21% (909 million US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.7% (765 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.22% (631 million US$): 04 - Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
  • 2.19% (622 million US$): 33 - Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations

What did Kuwait import in 2020?

Kuwait's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 8.96% ($2.54 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.
  • 4.12% ($1.16 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.
  • 4.09% ($1.16 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.
  • 1.75% ($496 million): 7304 - Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, seamless, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel.
  • 1.74% ($494 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.
  • 1.73% ($492 million): 7113 - Articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal.
  • 1.52% ($431 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 1.24% ($352 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 1.22% ($346 million): 9018 - Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments.
  • 1.14% ($324 million): 3002 - Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera and other blood fractions and modified immunological products, whether or not obtained by means of biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) and similar products.

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Kuwait | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020