US trade (export - import) with Kazakhstan in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 12, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Kazakhstan in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Kazakhstan

In 2018, US trade with Kazakhstan totaled $2,212.4 million, up 61.00% ($838.2 million) from 2017.

US exports to Kazakhstan in 2018 totaled $729.8 million, up 32.37% ($178.5 million) from 2017.

US imports from Kazakhstan in 2018 totaled $1,482.6 million, up 80.17% ($659.7 million) from 2017.

US trade deficit with Kazakhstan in 2018 was $752.8 million, a 177.23% increase ($481.3 million) over 2017.

Kazakhstan was the US 79th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 86th in 2017), accounting for 0.0517% of US total trade (up from 0.0348% in 2017).

Kazakhstan was the US 85th largest export market in 2018 (up from 91st in 2017), accounting for 0.0438% of US total exports (up from 0.0357% in 2017).

Kazakhstan was the US 71st largest supplier in 2018 (up from 78th in 2017), accounting for 0.0567% of US total imports (up from 0.0342% in 2017).

US Exports to Kazakhstan

The major share of US exports to Kazakhstan in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 73.09% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (63.10% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.78% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (12.68% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.45% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (12.53% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.37% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (5.00% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Kazakhstan in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $131.5 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $82.9 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $7.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $7.5 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $5.7 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $4.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.9 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $2.9 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2.7 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Kazakhstan in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $13.0 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 $12.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $11.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $11.6 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $11.1 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 $7.8 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $5.4 million.
US exports to Kazakhstan in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 24.0 0.00 6.9246.57
02 Meat and edible meat offal 54,203.6 7.43 65,287.3-16.98
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 84.2 0.01 14.6474.98
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 62.4 0.01 30.2106.66
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 409.3 0.06 545.2-24.93
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 86.2 0.01 128.1-32.69
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 479.8-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11.9 0.00 0.0
10 Cereals 243.0 0.03 219.710.57
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7.4 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 192.0 0.03 304.5-36.95
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 25.3 0.00 17.048.45
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15.0 0.00 24.2-38.19
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 88.1 0.01 59.648.02
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 154.6 0.02 223.5-30.84
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 297.9 0.04 261.713.82
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 31.5 0.00 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4.2 0.00 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,998.6 1.23 1,503.6498.48
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 380.3 0.05 374.51.55
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 69.8-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 6,085.3 0.83 346.11,658.19
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 300.9 0.04 982.8-69.38
26 Ores, slag and ash 2.7 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,343.2 0.46 3,827.0-12.64
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,051.1 0.69 17,495.6-71.13
29 Organic chemicals 3,747.3 0.51 3,151.918.89
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,293.9 0.45 8,648.6-61.91
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 242.6 0.03 277.9-12.73
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,828.6 0.80 4,194.038.98
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 1,002.5 0.14 825.421.45
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 935.2 0.13 1,088.5-14.08
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 39.8 0.01 441.4-90.99
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 42.2 0.01 49.2-14.16
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,290.0 0.59 16,103.1-73.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,396.1 1.15 5,270.359.31
40 Rubber and articles thereof 14,204.1 1.95 11,535.223.14
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 604.9 0.08 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 204.7 0.03 182.112.37
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 30.1 0.00 14.5107.83
45 Cork and articles of cork 2.8 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 4.1 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 40.7 0.01 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 336.1 0.05 237.541.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,477.1 0.61 4,687.5-4.49
54 Man-made filaments 37.4 0.01 7.8379.66
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 237.8 0.03 148.160.54
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 40.7-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 25.2 0.00 6.7277.91
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 215.2 0.03 446.6-51.81
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 239.9 0.03 97.3146.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 913.3 0.13 754.721.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 830.6 0.11 513.661.71
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,575.6 0.22 1,630.2-3.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 228.2 0.03 114.599.36
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 28.1 0.00 130.0-78.41
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 122.8 0.02 593.8-79.32
69 Ceramic products 255.3 0.03 213.119.80
70 Glass and glassware 731.2 0.10 1,048.1-30.24
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,146.3 0.29 1,489.544.10
72 Iron and steel 369.2 0.05 129.0186.09
73 Articles of iron or steel 21,319.9 2.92 13,694.255.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 583.0 0.08 74.7680.83
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,588.3 0.22 302.3425.36
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 273.5 0.04 417.5-34.50
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8.5 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 10,394.8 1.42 7,526.638.11
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,837.8 0.39 4,157.7-31.75
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,806.3 0.25 1,240.445.62
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 288,372.2 39.51 156,919.183.77
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 60,968.9 8.35 68,724.8-11.29
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 11,148.6 1.53 11,869.6-6.07
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 17,417.7 2.39 29,034.4-40.01
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 119,152.7 16.33 36,205.2229.10
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,222.2 0.58 36.111,592.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 32,137.3 4.40 45,102.8-28.75
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 99.0 0.01 195.2-49.27
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 106.4 0.01 32.7224.99
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2,147.4 0.29 1,885.113.92
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 5,036.8 0.69 7,007.7-28.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,052.9 0.14 992.96.05
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 210.3 0.03 464.4-54.72
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,524.4 0.62 3,452.331.06
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,622.0 1.18 5,708.651.03

US Imports from Kazakhstan

The major share of US imports from Kazakhstan in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 73.27% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (48.08% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 19.62% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (34.40% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.31% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (2.36% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.90% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (11.44% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Kazakhstan in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $701.7 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $30.3 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $9.7 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Kazakhstan in 2018 over the 2017 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 $51.2 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $20.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $11.5 million;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $6.6 million.
US imports from Kazakhstan in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 2.4 0.00 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,017.6 0.20 3,197.3-5.62
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5.0 0.00 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 9.8-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 46,050.3 3.11 15,754.2192.30
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 187.5-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 17.2 0.00 299.8-94.27
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 23,604.6 1.59 13,854.970.37
26 Ores, slag and ash 36.4 0.00 20,903.2-99.83
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,062,620.0 71.67 360,907.4194.43
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 42,921.8 2.90 94,137.1-54.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4.5 0.00 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8.9 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) 4.3 0.00 5.0-13.87
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8.2 0.00 6.919.28
52 Cotton 13.3 0.00 7.187.84
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 61.9-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 20.2 0.00 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,302.2 0.09 7,891.7-83.50
72 Iron and steel 225,066.8 15.18 218,807.82.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,503.7 0.24 2,354.348.82
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,683.2 0.11 2,278.1-26.12
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 78.1 0.01 232.5-66.40
78 Lead and articles thereof 12,667.0 0.85 13,493.4-6.12
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 47,906.2 3.23 45,872.64.43
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 431.3 0.03 931.0-53.67
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 911.2 0.06 131.3594.17
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 209.1 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 260.3 0.02 246.75.50
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 27.1 0.00 1.31,944.08
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 408.2 0.03 11.53,449.53
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,825.7 0.66 21,282.3-53.83
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce