US trade with Kazakhstan in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 28, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Kazakhstan in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Kazakhstan

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Kazakhstan was $334.8 million, down 46.22% ($287.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Kazakhstan in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $132.9 million, down 71.27% ($329.7 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Kazakhstan in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $201.9 million, up 26.21% ($41.9 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Kazakhstan went from a surplus of $302.6 million in the 4th quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $69.0 million in the 4th quarter of 2017.

Kazakhstan was the US 88th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 75th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0321% of US total trade (down from 0.0647% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Kazakhstan was the US 96th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 64th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0326% of US total exports (down from 0.1221% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Kazakhstan was the US 82nd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 79th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0318% of US total imports (up from 0.0274% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Kazakhstan

The major share of US exports to Kazakhstan in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 70.07% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (87.54% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.58% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (4.63% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.65% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (4.14% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.67% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (1.96% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Kazakhstan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $2.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Kazakhstan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $279.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $23.6 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $11.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $4.6 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 $3.8 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 $3.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to Kazakhstan in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,620.4 7.24 20,806.4-53.76
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 13.9 0.01 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 79.1 0.06 10.9627.65
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 448.8 0.34 2.816,096.32
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 25.6-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 146.6 0.11 42.6243.96
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3.2 0.00 2.721.24
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8.4 0.01 2.8200.82
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 17.5 0.01 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 56.7 0.04 89.1-36.35
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 162.4 0.12 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 368.2 0.28 421.1-12.57
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 80.8 0.06 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 48.0 0.04 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 346.1 0.26 20.81,564.23
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 81.9 0.06 238.0-65.60
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 536.4 0.40 897.6-40.24
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 103.8 0.08 61.269.66
29 Organic chemicals 610.2 0.46 1,178.5-48.22
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,933.3 1.45 2,893.3-33.18
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 36.6 0.03 164.5-77.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 678.9 0.51 1,851.4-63.33
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 94.1 0.07 142.1-33.80
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 12.1 0.01 6.391.86
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 403.7 0.30 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 32.9-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,518.7 2.65 8,131.4-56.73
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,191.6 0.90 2,075.2-42.58
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,581.7 1.19 2,635.5-39.98
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 13.1 0.01 42.1-68.79
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.4 0.00 3.30.84
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,089.8 0.82 970.312.31
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 10.1 0.01 61.1-83.50
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 110.5 0.08 77.143.28
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 15.9 0.01 75.2-78.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 255.1 0.19 200.027.57
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 222.0 0.17 240.7-7.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 465.8 0.35 281.065.77
65 Headgear and parts thereof 6.3 0.00 94.5-93.30
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 6.1 0.00 18.8-67.71
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 42.2 0.03 453.9-90.70
69 Ceramic products 119.1 0.09 1,474.0-91.92
70 Glass and glassware 347.8 0.26 138.7150.71
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 560.0 0.42 319.975.04
72 Iron and steel 14.5 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,613.8 3.47 5,394.0-14.47
74 Copper and articles thereof 14.4 0.01 26.1-45.06
75 Nickel and articles thereof 20.9 0.02 38.6-45.78
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 136.5 0.10 85.160.36
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,612.4 1.97 2,463.26.06
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,068.1 0.80 359.9196.74
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 381.5 0.29 705.0-45.89
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 40,380.3 30.38 63,979.6-36.89
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 19,499.4 14.67 23,261.6-16.17
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 6,501.6 4.89 10,045.8-35.28
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,669.5 2.01 4,595.0-41.91
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 13,559.8 10.20 293,258.8-95.38
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 309.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,517.8 7.91 9,517.910.51
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 29.0 0.02 17.863.09
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 7.5 0.01 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 831.8 0.63 318.2161.43
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 3,103.6 2.34 236.51,212.43
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 212.2 0.16 177.419.62
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 22.7 0.02 25.1-9.31
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4.5 0.00 3.819.74
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,260.9 0.95 1,597.3-21.06

US Imports from Kazakhstan

The major share of US imports from Kazakhstan in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 44.19% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (74.24% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 34.76% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (15.17% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.81% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (8.85% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.74% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (0.82% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Kazakhstan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $37.4 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $14.6 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $6.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $5.6 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 $5.6 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.6 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Kazakhstan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $23.4 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $3.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $2.7 million.
US imports from Kazakhstan in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 635.1 0.31 1,023.2-37.93
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14,867.5 7.36 258.95,643.53
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 84.6 0.04 31.2171.30
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 46.5 0.02 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 3,425.8-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 7,677.0 3.80 31,101.6-75.32
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 81,551.2 40.39 84,246.7-3.20
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 19,801.9 9.81 14,167.339.77
52 Cotton 3.7 0.00 110.9-96.66
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7.0 0.00 0.0
72 Iron and steel 57,557.6 28.50 20,165.1185.43
74 Copper and articles thereof 900.8 0.45 260.8245.38
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 77.9 0.04 76.32.20
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,341.1 0.66 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 10,320.0 5.11 3,774.5173.42
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 321.8 0.16 47.1582.81
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 43.4 0.02 434.3-90.01
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 204.7 0.10 22.9792.79
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9.3 0.00 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,476.7 3.21 840.7670.35
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce