US trade (export - import) with Kazakhstan in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 17, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Kazakhstan in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Kazakhstan

In 2015, US trade with Kazakhstan was $1,341.7 million, down 45.64% ($1,126.7 million) from 2014.

US exports to Kazakhstan in 2015 were $508.7 million, down 49.58% ($500.2 million) from 2014.

US imports from Kazakhstan in 2015 were $833.0 million, down 42.92% ($626.5 million) from 2014.

US trade deficit with Kazakhstan in 2015 was $324.3 million, a 28.02% decrease ($126.2 million) over 2014.

Kazakhstan was the US 88th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 76th in 2014), accounting for 0.04% of US total trade (down from 0.06% in 2014).

Kazakhstan was the US 94th largest export market in 2015 (down from 83rd in 2014), accounting for 0.03% of US total exports (down from 0.06% in 2014).

Kazakhstan was the US 79th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 70th in 2014), accounting for 0.04% of US total imports (down from 0.06% in 2014).

US Exports to Kazakhstan

The major share of US exports to Kazakhstan in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 63.46% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (74.21% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.69% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (12.56% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.55% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (5.65% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.05% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (4.42% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Kazakhstan in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $5.7 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Kazakhstan in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $170.7 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $139.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $61.2 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $43.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $27.9 million;
  • 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 (HS code 85) - a decrease of $19.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $14.7 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $7.4 million;
  • Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds (HS code 86) - a decrease of $7.3 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $3.1 million;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $2.8 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1.6 million.
US exports to Kazakhstan in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 1,332.4 0.26 8,700.7-84.69
02 Meat and edible meat offal 47,299.9 9.30 41,606.413.68
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 128.3 0.03 20.5526.51
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 70.4 0.01 44.159.75
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 299.4 0.06 243.023.20
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 200.0-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 146.9-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 168.0 0.03 149.712.21
10 Cereals 117.5 0.02 27.0335.73
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 769.9 0.15 653.917.75
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4.7 0.00 4.8-1.83
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 13.1 0.00 51.0-74.25
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 184.4 0.04 134.137.53
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 389.4 0.08 533.6-27.02
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3.9 0.00 12.6-69.52
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 8.1 0.00 5.742.47
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,658.5 0.33 3,795.7-56.31
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 546.0 0.11 74.8630.15
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 52.6 0.01 53.7-2.09
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 619.2 0.12 576.17.49
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 939.8 0.18 278.6237.33
26 Ores, slag and ash 10.3 0.00 3,085.2-99.67
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,922.0 0.77 3,717.85.49
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15,010.1 2.95 58,825.0-74.48
29 Organic chemicals 2,295.6 0.45 2,518.4-8.85
30 Pharmaceutical products 11,995.9 2.36 12,421.6-3.43
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 402.5 0.08 529.2-23.94
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,840.7 1.54 9,179.6-14.59
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 1,426.4 0.28 1,933.1-26.21
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,572.4 0.31 811.193.85
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 82.9 0.02 1,176.4-92.95
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 136.1 0.03 88.653.56
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12,706.1 2.50 27,432.8-53.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,571.8 1.10 7,224.0-22.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,534.1 1.09 4,542.221.84
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4.3 0.00 195.9-97.80
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 198.1 0.04 460.4-56.96
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 21.8 0.00 320.2-93.18
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 27.6 0.01 13.4106.60
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 23.1-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 76.9 0.02 349.7-78.02
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,095.0 0.41 733.4185.64
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 3.0 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 157.3 0.03 40.0293.60
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 16.9 0.00 28.0-39.69
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 186.7 0.04 185.60.58
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3.6 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 175.7 0.03 289.9-39.39
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,182.9 0.23 1,334.0-11.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 571.8 0.11 188.4203.57
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 972.5 0.19 763.827.32
65 Headgear and parts thereof 224.8 0.04 301.5-25.43
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 106.2 0.02 177.4-40.16
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 523.2 0.10 69.6652.03
69 Ceramic products 133.5 0.03 284.6-53.08
70 Glass and glassware 813.9 0.16 2,839.9-71.34
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,550.4 0.50 3,419.2-25.41
72 Iron and steel 108.8 0.02 167.7-35.12
73 Articles of iron or steel 19,425.6 3.82 18,039.37.68
74 Copper and articles thereof 184.3 0.04 104.276.88
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,310.0 0.26 4,117.5-68.19
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 948.4 0.19 443.3113.92
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 11.4-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 10.9 0.00 3.2238.30
80 Tin and articles thereof 3.8 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 11,197.9 2.20 12,907.4-13.24
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,658.0 1.11 7,850.9-27.93
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,114.1 0.42 918.2130.25
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 223,308.4 43.90 393,961.2-43.32
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 33,086.5 6.50 52,870.1-37.42
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 4,700.5 0.92 11,956.7-60.69
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 26,960.7 5.30 88,157.3-69.42
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 8,554.3 1.68 147,507.0-94.20
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 50.8 0.01 185.1-72.54
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 26,176.4 5.15 54,122.7-51.64
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 114.2 0.02 154.2-25.90
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 282.5 0.06 726.2-61.10
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,366.6 0.27 707.093.29
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 2,948.8 0.58 1,727.770.68
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,332.1 0.26 2,138.6-37.71
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 215.4 0.04 368.8-41.59
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 315.6 0.06 200.657.28
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,181.6 1.02 6,785.9-23.64

US Imports from Kazakhstan

The major share of US imports from Kazakhstan in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 66.49% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (68.62% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 21.83% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (25.73% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.02% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (4.11% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.45% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (0.97% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Kazakhstan in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $15.2 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $14.4 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $9.6 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Kazakhstan in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $460.1 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $130.0 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $76.8 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $4.5 million.
US imports from Kazakhstan in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,263.6 0.51 1,743.0144.61
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3.8 0.00 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 816.0-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,760.2 0.81 11,233.9-39.82
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 196.8-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 189.0-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,052.2 0.13 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9,783.0 1.17 6,960.540.55
26 Ores, slag and ash 101,864.4 12.23 92,264.610.40
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 442,208.7 53.09 902,276.5-50.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 75,114.1 9.02 59,933.125.33
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.2-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8.6 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4.4 0.00 11.7-62.47
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.9 0.00 11.7-75.19
52 Cotton 6.9 0.00 7.6-9.39
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 350.5 0.04 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
72 Iron and steel 59,346.9 7.12 189,335.3-68.66
73 Articles of iron or steel 5.2 0.00 2,030.7-99.74
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,259.9 0.27 2,256.70.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 719.2 0.09 3.520,243.88
78 Lead and articles thereof 59,641.7 7.16 136,468.1-56.30
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 59,885.3 7.19 45,472.731.70
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 20.0 0.00 9.7104.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 118.9 0.01 160.2-25.81
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 104.1 0.01 129.2-19.40
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 262.7 0.03 120.8117.44
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 11.5 0.00 61.2-81.19
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 88.4 0.01 22.3295.71
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,127.6 1.10 7,759.417.63
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce