US trade (export - import) with Kazakhstan in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 28, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Kazakhstan in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Kazakhstan

In 2017, US trade with Kazakhstan was $1,374.2 million, down 27.31% ($516.4 million) from 2016.

US exports to Kazakhstan in 2017 were $551.3 million, down 50.38% ($559.8 million) from 2016.

US imports from Kazakhstan in 2017 totaled $822.9 million, up 5.56% ($43.4 million) from 2016.

US trade balance with Kazakhstan went from a surplus of $331.6 million in 2016, to a deficit of $271.5 million in 2017.

Kazakhstan was the US 86th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 78th in 2016), accounting for 0.0348% of US total trade (down from 0.0511% in 2016).

Kazakhstan was the US 91st largest export market in 2017 (down from 73rd in 2016), accounting for 0.0357% of US total exports (down from 0.0765% in 2016).

Kazakhstan was the US 78th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 80th in 2016), accounting for 0.0342% of US total imports (down from 0.0347% in 2016).

US Exports to Kazakhstan

The major share of US exports to Kazakhstan in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 63.10% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (79.83% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.68% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (6.89% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.53% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (6.02% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.00% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (3.81% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Kazakhstan in 2017 over 2016 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) - an increase of $18.5 million;
  • 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 $16.3 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) - an increase of $10.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $9.8 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $4.8 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $3.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Kazakhstan in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $456.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $112.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $13.2 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $8.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $8.3 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 $8.0 million;
  • 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) - a decrease of $3.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $3.8 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $3.2 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $3.0 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $2.5 million.
US exports to Kazakhstan in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 6.9 0.00 6.64.42
02 Meat and edible meat offal 65,287.3 11.84 73,766.3-11.49
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 14.6 0.00 17.2-14.97
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 30.2 0.01 7.0330.61
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 545.2 0.10 218.4149.66
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 128.1 0.02 18.4596.25
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 479.8 0.09 20.32,265.76
10 Cereals 219.7 0.04 177.024.13
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 304.5 0.06 380.4-19.97
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 17.0 0.00 11.251.92
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 24.2 0.00 13.875.36
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 59.6 0.01 2.62,202.78
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 223.5 0.04 172.229.78
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 261.7 0.05 79.5229.29
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 31.7-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,503.6 0.27 923.662.79
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 374.5 0.07 433.2-13.56
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 69.8 0.01 150.8-53.68
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 346.1 0.06 150.5129.91
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 982.8 0.18 750.131.03
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,827.0 0.69 3,166.320.86
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 17,495.6 3.17 1,191.51,368.35
29 Organic chemicals 3,151.9 0.57 4,338.3-27.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,648.6 1.57 10,288.6-15.94
31 Fertilizers 4.0 0.00 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 277.9 0.05 736.3-62.25
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,194.0 0.76 7,415.3-43.44
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 825.4 0.15 1,208.0-31.67
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,088.5 0.20 1,275.1-14.64
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 441.4 0.08 119.8268.37
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 49.2 0.01 109.8-55.21
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 16,103.1 2.92 24,358.2-33.89
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,270.3 0.96 9,097.2-42.07
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11,535.2 2.09 6,705.872.02
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 182.1 0.03 190.2-4.26
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 14.5 0.00 360.3-95.98
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 237.5 0.04 44.4434.79
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,687.5 0.85 3,848.221.81
54 Man-made filaments 7.8 0.00 6.814.78
55 Man-made staple fibers 2.7 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 148.1 0.03 442.0-66.49
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 40.7 0.01 36.311.96
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6.7 0.00 3.781.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 446.6 0.08 527.0-15.25
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 6.0 0.00 3.191.63
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 97.3 0.02 204.1-52.34
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 754.7 0.14 1,035.6-27.13
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 513.6 0.09 436.917.55
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,630.2 0.30 978.966.54
65 Headgear and parts thereof 114.5 0.02 169.5-32.45
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 21.2-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 130.0 0.02 211.6-38.54
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 593.8 0.11 1,484.8-60.01
69 Ceramic products 213.1 0.04 3,170.5-93.28
70 Glass and glassware 1,048.1 0.19 520.5101.35
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,489.5 0.27 1,806.6-17.55
72 Iron and steel 129.0 0.02 110.316.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,694.2 2.48 26,892.3-49.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 74.7 0.01 138.9-46.25
75 Nickel and articles thereof 302.3 0.05 290.83.95
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 417.5 0.08 272.853.04
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7,526.6 1.37 10,012.6-24.83
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,157.7 0.75 2,983.239.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,240.4 0.22 1,659.9-25.27
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 156,919.1 28.46 269,626.8-41.80
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 68,724.8 12.47 58,667.717.14
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 11,869.6 2.15 19,899.6-40.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 29,034.4 5.27 19,252.750.81
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 36,205.2 6.57 492,647.4-92.65
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 36.1 0.01 330.0-89.06
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 45,102.8 8.18 26,552.869.86
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 195.2 0.04 30.4541.30
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 32.7 0.01 18.280.38
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,885.1 0.34 955.397.33
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 7,007.7 1.27 10,852.3-35.43
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 992.9 0.18 744.333.40
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 464.4 0.08 235.497.31
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,452.3 0.63 7.943,760.98
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,708.6 1.04 6,057.1-5.75

US Imports from Kazakhstan

The major share of US imports from Kazakhstan in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 48.08% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (71.75% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 34.40% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (17.86% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.44% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (8.21% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.36% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (0.77% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Kazakhstan in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $129.3 million;
  • 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 $30.1 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $18.4 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $14.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $12.4 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $10.4 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) - an increase of $7.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Kazakhstan in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $102.6 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $71.3 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $6.8 million.
US imports from Kazakhstan in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,197.3 0.39 3,100.23.13
10 Cereals 9.8 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15,754.2 1.91 1,068.71,374.20
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 10.8 0.00 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 187.5 0.02 31.2501.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 299.8 0.04 1,797.7-83.32
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 13,854.9 1.68 3,487.6297.26
26 Ores, slag and ash 20,903.2 2.54 123,548.8-83.08
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 360,907.4 43.86 432,244.5-16.50
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 94,137.1 11.44 64,005.647.08
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5.0 0.00 1.1352.27
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6.9 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 7.1 0.00 116.7-93.93
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 61.9 0.01 0.513,471.05
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 38.1-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 51.9-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,891.7 0.96 0.0
72 Iron and steel 218,807.8 26.59 89,498.8144.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,354.3 0.29 545.5331.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,278.1 0.28 1,285.377.25
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 232.5 0.03 153.051.92
78 Lead and articles thereof 13,493.4 1.64 20,299.9-33.53
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 45,872.6 5.57 27,478.466.94
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 931.0 0.11 1,185.5-21.47
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 131.3 0.02 586.9-77.64
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 0.0 0.00 95.7-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 246.7 0.03 26.6828.38
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 1.3 0.00 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 11.5 0.00 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 21,282.3 2.59 8,870.2139.93
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce