Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS)
Publication date: 2024-01-28
Reporting period: 2002 - 2022
Timeseries: 194 million
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Kuwait | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2011 - 2022

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESKuwaitWorldExportsValue (US$)102,695,762,451.00114,404,079,435.00101,131,954,619.0054,120,957,085.6246,235,357,009.1754,991,871,282.1271,941,444,555.0064,482,096,620.0040,166,147,337.0063,129,693,952.0030,554,619,064.00
Value Growth, YoY (%)63.79-11.60-46.48-14.5718.9330.82-10.36-37.7057.17-51.60
ImportsValue (US$)25,141,991,714.0029,645,607,309.0031,488,655,172.0030,957,201,416.5130,784,103,261.4533,597,829,177.3735,866,655,317.0033,530,892,789.0028,344,378,640.0031,885,707,161.0011,005,318,162.00
Value Growth, YoY (%)10.796.21-1.68-0.559.146.75-6.51-15.4612.49-65.48

The value of merchandise exports from Kuwait totalled $ 30 billion in 2022. Overall commodity exports from Kuwait decreased by 51% compared to 2021. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 32 billion (the value of merchandise exports from Kuwait amounted to $63 billion in 2021)

Kuwait's exports 2022 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Kuwait in 2022:

  • Areas, nes with a share of 94% (28 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates - 302 million US$
  • India - 271 million US$
  • Saudi Arabia - 258 million US$
  • China - 167 million US$
  • Pakistan - 143 million US$
  • Qatar - 86 million US$
  • Iraq - 71 million US$
  • Turkey - 68 million US$
  • USA - 51 million US$

Exports structure from Kuwait in 2022 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 94% (28 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 1.99% (608 million US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 0.714% (218 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 0.582% (178 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 0.229% (70 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 0.171% (52 million US$): 38 - Miscellaneous chemical products
  • 0.162% (49 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 0.16% (48 million US$): 33 - Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
  • 0.135% (41 million US$): 04 - Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
  • 0.134% (41 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel

What did Kuwait export in 2022?

Kuwait's Top Exports in 2022:

  • 68% ($20 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude
  • 22% ($6.84 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 3.74% ($1.14 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons
  • 0.991% ($302 million): 2904 - Sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of hydrocarbons, whether or not halogenated
  • 0.936% ($286 million): 2905 - Acyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives
  • 0.491% ($150 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
  • 0.448% ($137 million): 3901 - Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms
  • 0.146% ($44 million): 3303 - Perfumes and toilet waters
  • 0.111% ($34 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods
  • 0.103% ($31 million): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones

The value of merchandise imports to Kuwait totalled $ 11 billion in 2022. Overall commodity imports to Kuwait decreased by 65% compared to 2021. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 20 billion (the value of merchandise imports to Kuwait was equal to $31 billion in 2021)

Kuwait's imports 2022 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Kuwait in 2022:

  • China with a share of 18.7% (2.06 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 11.9% (1.31 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 8.6% (946 million US$)
  • India with a share of 5.45% (599 million US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 5.24% (577 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 5.22% (575 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 3.94% (434 million US$)
  • Italy with a share of 3.87% (425 million US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 2.36% (260 million US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 2.29% (252 million US$)

Imports structure to Kuwait in 2022 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 13.2% (1.45 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 9.42% (1.03 billion US$): 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
  • 8.72% (960 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 6.83% (752 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 4.42% (487 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 4.07% (448 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 2.65% (291 million US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
  • 2.62% (289 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 2.6% (287 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.27% (250 million US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof

What did Kuwait import in 2022?

Kuwait's Top Imports in 2022:

  • 10.1% ($1.11 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% ($454 million): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones
  • 3.55% ($390 million): 7113 - Articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal
  • 3.09% ($341 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form
  • 3% ($331 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
  • 1.96% ($215 million): 7304 - Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, seamless, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel.
  • 1.42% ($156 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods
  • 1.2% ($132 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
  • 1.2% ($132 million): 3002 - Human blood; animal blood for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera, other blood fractions, immunological products, modified or obtained by biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) etc
  • 1.14% ($126 million): 8415 - Air conditioning machines, comprising a motor-driven fan and elements for changing the temperature and humidity, including those machines in which the humidity cannot be separately regulated

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Kuwait | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2011 - 2022