US trade with Kazakhstan in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 28, 2018

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

US Trade with Kazakhstan

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Kazakhstan was $1,039.4 million, down 18.03% ($228.6 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Kazakhstan in the first nine months of 2017 were $418.4 million, down 35.48% ($230.0 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Kazakhstan in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $620.9 million, up 0.23% ($1.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade balance with Kazakhstan went from a surplus of $28.9 million in the first nine months of 2016, to a deficit of $202.5 million in the first nine months of 2017.

Kazakhstan was the US 84th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 82nd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0357% of US total trade (down from 0.0484% in the first nine months of 2016).

Kazakhstan was the US 90th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 79th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0368% of US total exports (down from 0.0613% in the first nine months of 2016).

Kazakhstan was the US 78th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 80th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0350% of US total imports (down from 0.0396% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Kazakhstan

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 60.89% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (74.33% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.08% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (7.35% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.98% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (8.50% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.46% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (5.13% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.00% of US total exports to Kazakhstan (0.43% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Kazakhstan in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 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 $17.6 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 $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 $13.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $11.7 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $5.9 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $3.4 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2.7 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $176.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $89.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $12.4 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 $6.7 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 $4.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $3.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $1.6 million.
US exports to Kazakhstan in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 6.9 0.00 6.64.42
02 Meat and edible meat offal 55,666.9 13.30 52,959.95.11
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 14.6 0.00 11.131.79
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16.2 0.00 7.0131.81
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 466.0 0.11 207.5124.61
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 128.1 0.03 18.4596.25
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 31.0 0.01 17.576.79
10 Cereals 219.7 0.05 151.445.14
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 157.8 0.04 337.8-53.28
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 13.8 0.00 8.561.51
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15.8 0.00 11.043.53
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 42.0 0.01 2.61,525.37
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 166.8 0.04 83.1100.67
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 99.3 0.02 79.524.94
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 31.7-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,135.4 0.27 502.6125.93
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 293.7 0.07 433.2-32.20
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 21.8 0.01 150.8-85.52
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 129.7-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 900.9 0.22 512.075.95
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,290.5 0.79 2,268.745.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 17,391.8 4.16 1,130.31,438.64
29 Organic chemicals 2,541.7 0.61 3,159.8-19.56
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,715.3 1.60 7,395.3-9.20
31 Fertilizers 4.0 0.00 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 241.3 0.06 571.8-57.79
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,515.1 0.84 5,563.9-36.82
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 731.3 0.17 1,065.9-31.39
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,076.4 0.26 1,268.8-15.16
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 37.7 0.01 119.8-68.51
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 49.2 0.01 76.9-36.04
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12,584.4 3.01 16,226.7-22.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,078.7 0.97 7,022.0-41.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,953.5 2.38 4,070.3144.54
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 169.0 0.04 148.114.08
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11.1 0.00 356.9-96.88
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 237.5 0.06 44.4434.79
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,597.7 0.86 2,877.925.01
54 Man-made filaments 7.8 0.00 2.8174.83
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 138.0 0.03 380.9-63.76
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 40.7 0.01 25.459.97
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6.7 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 336.1 0.08 449.8-25.29
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 6.0 0.00 3.191.63
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 81.4 0.02 128.9-36.85
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 499.5 0.12 835.6-40.22
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 291.6 0.07 196.348.57
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,164.3 0.28 697.866.85
65 Headgear and parts thereof 108.1 0.03 75.044.25
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 123.9 0.03 192.8-35.70
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 551.6 0.13 1,030.9-46.49
69 Ceramic products 94.0 0.02 1,696.6-94.46
70 Glass and glassware 700.3 0.17 381.883.41
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 929.5 0.22 1,486.7-37.48
72 Iron and steel 114.5 0.03 110.33.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,080.5 2.17 21,498.3-57.76
74 Copper and articles thereof 60.3 0.01 112.8-46.53
75 Nickel and articles thereof 281.4 0.07 252.211.56
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 281.0 0.07 187.749.72
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,914.3 1.17 7,549.5-34.91
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,089.6 0.74 2,623.317.78
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 858.9 0.21 954.9-10.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 116,538.8 27.85 205,647.2-43.33
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 49,225.5 11.76 35,406.139.03
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 5,368.0 1.28 9,853.8-45.52
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 26,364.9 6.30 14,657.779.87
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 22,645.4 5.41 199,388.5-88.64
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 36.1 0.01 20.873.23
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 34,585.0 8.27 17,034.9103.02
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 166.2 0.04 12.71,212.08
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 25.3 0.01 18.239.25
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,053.3 0.25 637.165.32
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 3,904.1 0.93 10,615.9-63.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 780.7 0.19 566.937.71
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 441.7 0.11 210.3110.02
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,447.8 0.82 4.183,726.84
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,447.7 1.06 4,459.8-0.27

US Imports from Kazakhstan

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 49.35% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (71.10% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 34.28% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (18.56% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.97% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (8.04% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.27% of US total imports from Kazakhstan (0.00% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $91.9 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 $24.5 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $13.8 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $11.8 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;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $6.8 million.

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $79.2 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $68.6 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $8.1 million.
US imports from Kazakhstan in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,562.1 0.41 2,077.023.36
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 886.8 0.14 809.89.50
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 102.9 0.02 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 253.3 0.04 1,797.7-85.91
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 13,854.9 2.23 61.822,323.63
26 Ores, slag and ash 13,226.2 2.13 92,447.3-85.69
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 279,356.3 44.99 347,997.8-19.72
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 74,335.2 11.97 49,838.349.15
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 3.4 0.00 5.8-41.94
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 32.0-100.00
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 7,884.7 1.27 0.0
72 Iron and steel 161,250.2 25.97 69,333.7132.57
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,354.3 0.38 545.5331.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,377.3 0.22 1,024.534.44
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 154.5 0.02 76.8101.32
78 Lead and articles thereof 12,152.4 1.96 20,299.9-40.14
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 35,552.6 5.73 23,703.949.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 609.2 0.10 1,138.4-46.48
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 87.9 0.01 152.7-42.44
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 42.0 0.01 3.61,052.17
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 2.2 0.00 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 14,805.6 2.38 8,029.584.39
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce