US trade (export - import) with Kazakhstan in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 16, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Kazakhstan in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Kazakhstan

In 2016, US trade with Kazakhstan totaled $1,890.6 million, up 40.91% ($548.9 million) from 2015.

US exports to Kazakhstan in 2016 totaled $1,111.1 million, up 118.41% ($602.4 million) from 2015.

US imports from Kazakhstan in 2016 were $779.5 million, down 6.42% ($53.5 million) from 2015.

US trade balance with Kazakhstan went from a deficit of $324.3 million in 2015, to a surplus of $331.6 million in 2016.

Kazakhstan was the US 78th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 88th in 2015), accounting for 0.0511% of US total trade (up from 0.0352% in 2015).

Kazakhstan was the US 73rd largest export market in 2016 (up from 94th in 2015), accounting for 0.0765% of US total exports (up from 0.0338% in 2015).

Kazakhstan was the US 80th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 79th in 2015), accounting for 0.0347% of US total imports (down from 0.0361% in 2015).

US Exports to Kazakhstan

The major share of US exports to Kazakhstan in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 79.83% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (63.46% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.89% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (10.55% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.02% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (12.69% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.81% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (8.05% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Kazakhstan in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $484,093.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $46,318.4 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $26,466.4 thousand;
  • 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) - an increase of $25,581.2 thousand;
  • 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) - an increase of $15,199.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $11,652.1 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $7,903.6 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $7,466.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,525.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Kazakhstan in 2016 over 2015 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) - a decrease of $13,818.6 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $7,708.0 thousand.
US exports to Kazakhstan in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
01 Live animals 6.6 0.00 1,332.4-99.50
02 Meat and edible meat offal 73,766.3 6.64 47,299.955.95
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 17.2 0.00 128.3-86.58
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7.0 0.00 70.4-90.04
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 218.4 0.02 299.4-27.06
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 18.4 0.00 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 20.3 0.00 168.0-87.93
10 Cereals 177.0 0.02 117.550.63
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 380.4 0.03 769.9-50.59
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 11.2 0.00 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 13.8 0.00 13.15.11
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2.6 0.00 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 172.2 0.02 184.4-6.59
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 79.5 0.01 389.4-79.59
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 31.7 0.00 8.1292.87
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 923.6 0.08 1,658.5-44.31
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 433.2 0.04 546.0-20.65
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 150.8 0.01 52.6186.82
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 150.5 0.01 619.2-75.69
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 750.1 0.07 939.8-20.19
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 10.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,166.3 0.28 3,922.0-19.27
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,191.5 0.11 15,010.1-92.06
29 Organic chemicals 4,338.3 0.39 2,295.688.98
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,288.6 0.93 11,995.9-14.23
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 736.3 0.07 402.582.94
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,415.3 0.67 7,840.7-5.43
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 1,208.0 0.11 1,426.4-15.31
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,275.1 0.11 1,572.4-18.90
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 119.8 0.01 82.944.46
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 109.8 0.01 136.1-19.34
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 24,358.2 2.19 12,706.191.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,097.2 0.82 5,571.863.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,705.8 0.60 5,534.121.17
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 190.2 0.02 198.1-3.99
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5.0 0.00 21.8-77.10
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 360.3 0.03 27.61,203.91
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 44.4 0.00 76.9-42.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,848.2 0.35 2,095.083.69
54 Man-made filaments 6.8 0.00 3.0129.88
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 442.0 0.04 157.3180.96
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 36.3 0.00 16.9114.95
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.7 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 527.0 0.05 186.7182.30
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3.1 0.00 3.6-13.03
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 204.1 0.02 175.716.12
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,035.6 0.09 1,182.9-12.45
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 436.9 0.04 571.8-23.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 978.9 0.09 972.50.66
65 Headgear and parts thereof 169.5 0.02 224.8-24.61
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 21.2 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 211.6 0.02 106.299.25
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,484.8 0.13 523.2183.80
69 Ceramic products 3,170.5 0.29 133.52,274.46
70 Glass and glassware 520.5 0.05 813.9-36.04
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,806.6 0.16 2,550.4-29.17
72 Iron and steel 110.3 0.01 108.81.39
73 Articles of iron or steel 26,892.3 2.42 19,425.638.44
74 Copper and articles thereof 138.9 0.01 184.3-24.63
75 Nickel and articles thereof 290.8 0.03 1,310.0-77.80
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 272.8 0.02 948.4-71.24
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 10,012.6 0.90 11,197.9-10.58
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,983.2 0.27 5,658.0-47.27
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,659.9 0.15 2,114.1-21.48
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 269,626.8 24.27 223,308.420.74
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 58,667.7 5.28 33,086.577.32
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 19,899.6 1.79 4,700.5323.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 19,252.7 1.73 26,960.7-28.59
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 492,647.4 44.34 8,554.35,659.03
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 330.0 0.03 50.8549.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 26,552.8 2.39 26,176.41.44
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 30.4 0.00 114.2-73.35
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 18.2 0.00 282.5-93.57
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 955.3 0.09 1,366.6-30.10
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 10,852.3 0.98 2,948.8268.03
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 744.3 0.07 1,332.1-44.13
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 235.4 0.02 215.49.28
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 7.9 0.00 315.6-97.51
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,057.1 0.55 5,181.616.90

US Imports from Kazakhstan

The major share of US imports from Kazakhstan in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 71.75% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (66.49% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 17.86% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (21.83% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.21% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (9.02% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.77% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (1.45% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Kazakhstan in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $30,151.9 thousand;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $21,684.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Kazakhstan in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $39,341.8 thousand;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $32,406.9 thousand;
  • 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 $11,108.4 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $9,964.2 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $6,295.4 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $5,691.5 thousand.
US imports from Kazakhstan in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,100.2 0.40 4,263.6-27.29
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,068.7 0.14 6,760.2-84.19
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 31.2 0.00 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,797.7 0.23 1,052.270.86
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,487.6 0.45 9,783.0-64.35
26 Ores, slag and ash 123,548.8 15.85 101,864.421.29
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 432,244.5 55.45 442,208.7-2.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 64,005.6 8.21 75,114.1-14.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.6-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.1 0.00 4.4-74.87
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
52 Cotton 116.7 0.01 6.91,590.15
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.5 0.00 350.5-99.87
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.00 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 38.1 0.00 0.0
69 Ceramic products 51.9 0.01 0.0
72 Iron and steel 89,498.8 11.48 59,346.950.81
73 Articles of iron or steel 545.5 0.07 5.210,379.83
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,285.3 0.16 2,259.9-43.13
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 153.0 0.02 719.2-78.72
78 Lead and articles thereof 20,299.9 2.60 59,641.7-65.96
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 27,478.4 3.53 59,885.3-54.11
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 20.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,185.5 0.15 118.9897.28
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 586.9 0.08 104.1463.59
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 95.7 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 26.6 0.00 262.7-89.88
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 0.0 0.00 11.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 88.4-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,870.2 1.14 9,127.6-2.82
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce