US trade (export - import) with Kuwait in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 07, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Kuwait in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Kuwait

In 2014, US trade with Kuwait was $15.4 billion, down 1.04% ($0.2 billion) from 2013.

US exports to Kuwait in 2014 totaled $3.6 billion, up 40.46% ($1.1 billion) from 2013.

US imports from Kuwait in 2014 were $11.7 billion, down 9.37% ($1.2 billion) from 2013.

US trade deficit with Kuwait in 2014 was $8.1 billion, a 21.89% decrease ($2.3 billion) over 2013.

Kuwait was the US 38th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 40th in 2013), accounting for 0.38% of US total trade (down from 0.40% in 2013).

Kuwait was the US 51st largest export market in 2014 (up from 54th in 2013), accounting for 0.23% of US total exports (up from 0.16% in 2013).

Kuwait was the US 29th largest supplier in 2014 (down from 28th in 2013), accounting for 0.49% of US total imports (down from 0.56% in 2013).

US Exports to Kuwait

The major share of US exports to Kuwait in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 66.85% of US total exports to Kuwait (68.99% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.07% of US total exports to Kuwait (8.80% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.85% of US total exports to Kuwait (4.31% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.73% of US total exports to Kuwait (9.07% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.03% of US total exports to Kuwait (1.37% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Kuwait in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $704.2 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $182.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $172.4 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $145.2 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 $69.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $30.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $14.7 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) - an increase of $14.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Kuwait in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $292.8 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $20.0 million.
US exports to Kuwait in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 1,705.9 0.05 872.795.47
02 Meat and edible meat offal 43,520.7 1.19 35,057.124.14
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 811.5 0.02 1,437.3-43.54
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 13,638.6 0.37 12,229.411.52
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,030.8 0.06 353.9473.87
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 48.8 0.00 4.5985.29
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7,359.4 0.20 7,704.5-4.48
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 21,333.1 0.58 26,188.4-18.54
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,308.9 0.04 1,294.71.09
10 Cereals 2,628.4 0.07 725.5262.29
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 541.3 0.01 361.149.87
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 9,852.1 0.27 12,947.4-23.91
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 85.7 0.00 32.4164.61
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 46.0 0.00 41.610.56
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 43,094.2 1.18 41,159.64.70
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,397.4 0.07 3,848.8-37.71
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,634.7 0.13 4,778.2-3.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,153.1 0.14 4,829.86.69
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 20,389.0 0.56 27,576.2-26.06
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 20,493.1 0.56 16,983.420.67
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 37,932.5 1.04 31,383.720.87
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,519.0 0.07 1,893.833.02
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,141.3 0.11 3,971.04.29
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 39.9 0.00 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 896.0 0.02 678.332.10
26 Ores, slag and ash 62.0 0.00 22.5175.69
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 10,202.2 0.28 6,974.746.27
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 18,054.1 0.49 14,753.422.37
29 Organic chemicals 12,466.7 0.34 11,293.410.39
30 Pharmaceutical products 27,939.4 0.77 32,198.4-13.23
31 Fertilizers 329.6 0.01 667.5-50.62
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,456.3 0.09 2,852.121.19
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 10,997.9 0.30 13,005.4-15.44
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 12,886.5 0.35 6,485.498.70
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,712.0 0.07 2,877.6-5.76
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 5,725.1 0.16 4,189.736.65
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 835.7 0.02 1,252.9-33.30
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 116,960.5 3.21 86,958.334.50
39 Plastics and articles thereof 30,687.3 0.84 37,329.5-17.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 14,905.7 0.41 14,663.91.65
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 475.4 0.01 180.3163.72
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,913.4 0.11 2,773.641.10
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 110.3 0.00 84.230.91
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,751.3 0.19 2,290.1194.81
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 11.6 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,833.7 0.05 1,479.423.95
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,780.0 0.13 5,015.3-4.69
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,760.7 0.19 7,798.5-13.31
50 Silk 93.6 0.00 40.4131.93
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 28.6 0.00 3.9626.03
52 Cotton 52.6 0.00 66.5-20.83
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3.0 0.00 7.4-59.19
54 Man-made filaments 230.0 0.01 176.030.66
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,968.1 0.05 1,705.615.39
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 638.6 0.02 301.2112.01
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 5,173.5 0.14 4,008.829.05
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,153.2 0.06 1,853.216.19
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,606.8 0.04 1,066.050.73
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 77.9 0.00 120.3-35.22
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,912.0 0.16 6,346.0-6.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 15,295.6 0.42 14,112.38.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,834.3 0.05 1,414.829.65
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,791.4 0.05 3,469.4-48.37
65 Headgear and parts thereof 407.2 0.01 465.9-12.61
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 10.8 0.00 4.0166.43
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 365.8 0.01 363.30.68
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,951.2 0.16 4,064.146.43
69 Ceramic products 1,048.3 0.03 1,332.7-21.34
70 Glass and glassware 6,910.5 0.19 6,010.214.98
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,484.2 0.23 9,975.2-14.95
72 Iron and steel 162,578.2 4.46 17,414.9833.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 26,027.8 0.71 16,024.262.43
74 Copper and articles thereof 591.2 0.02 526.312.32
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,148.5 0.03 1,049.79.41
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 33,354.0 0.91 53,314.7-37.44
78 Lead and articles thereof 73.0 0.00 12.4490.74
79 Zinc and articles thereof 64.4 0.00 73.9-12.93
80 Tin and articles thereof 16.2 0.00 10.159.58
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 331.0 0.01 590.9-43.99
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 19,931.4 0.55 18,187.79.59
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,774.2 0.16 4,833.119.47
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 512,265.6 14.04 339,866.050.73
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 205,929.5 5.64 136,063.751.35
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 1,000.5 0.03 342.1192.47
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 821,485.5 22.52 1,114,270.8-26.28
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 763,059.9 20.91 58,828.81,197.08
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 20,394.0 0.56 30,776.5-33.74
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 115,073.9 3.15 111,855.02.88
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 631.0 0.02 515.522.40
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 122.4 0.00 156.8-21.93
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 218,208.2 5.98 35,555.3513.72
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 42,289.3 1.16 28,042.950.80
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 14,101.0 0.39 11,023.027.92
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,518.6 0.07 2,153.316.97
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 897.1 0.02 1,150.8-22.04
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 81,224.9 2.23 66,524.022.10

US Imports from Kuwait

The major share of US imports from Kuwait in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 97.94% of US total imports from Kuwait (98.43% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.06% of US total imports from Kuwait (1.33% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Kuwait in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $85.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Kuwait in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,250.6 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $39.2 million.
US imports from Kuwait in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 40.0 0.00 39.02.56
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 35.1 0.00 16.1117.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 15.9-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 45.4 0.00 691.6-93.43
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,486,646.0 97.94 12,737,261.0-9.82
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 10,845.7-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 3.4 0.00 3.6-7.14
31 Fertilizers 118,181.9 1.01 157,349.8-24.89
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 3,067.8-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,447.0 0.05 592.7987.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.1 0.00 1.356.35
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13.5 0.00 29.4-53.94
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.5 0.00 4.5-66.54
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 29.0 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.7 0.00 15.2-75.96
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6.0 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 47.3 0.00 24.890.70
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.0 0.00 0.825.88
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.3 0.00 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 27.9 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 5.4 0.00 430.4-98.74
73 Articles of iron or steel 208.8 0.00 7.12,828.02
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 448.5 0.00 522.1-14.10
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 304.1 0.00 532.4-42.89
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 622.7 0.01 150.9312.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9.7 0.00 26.2-62.85
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 44.4 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 43.5 0.00 297.4-85.39
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 1.0 0.00 3.4-70.81
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 32.5 0.00 3.2907.81
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 115,355.1 0.98 29,436.8291.87
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce