US trade with Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 11, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Kuwait

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Kuwait totaled $2.2 billion, up 66.96% ($0.9 billion) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $1.3 billion, up 130.37% ($0.8 billion) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $0.9 billion, up 19.55% ($0.2 billion) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Kuwait went from a deficit of $0.2 billion in the 1st quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $0.4 billion in the 1st quarter of 2017.

Kuwait was the US 47th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 55th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2395% of US total trade (up from 0.1538% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Kuwait was the US 39th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 52nd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3560% of US total exports (up from 0.1657% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Kuwait was the US 57th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 58th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1627% of US total imports (up from 0.1459% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Kuwait

The major share of US exports to Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.89% of US total exports to Kuwait (60.21% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.02% of US total exports to Kuwait (9.56% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.76% of US total exports to Kuwait (8.68% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.33% of US total exports to Kuwait (5.45% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.34% of US total exports to Kuwait (0.22% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.57% of US total exports to Kuwait (1.51% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $458.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $141.3 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 $30.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $29.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $27.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $17.9 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $17.1 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $11.6 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $10.1 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $8.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $7.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $6.0 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $5.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $15.6 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 $5.6 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $4.8 million.
US exports to Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 352.8 0.03 423.6-16.71
02 Meat and edible meat offal 7,188.3 0.54 7,474.4-3.83
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 100.9 0.01 468.2-78.45
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,180.3 0.24 2,258.740.80
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 31.0 0.00 103.0-69.87
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,704.6 0.13 1,538.810.78
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,221.7 0.54 9,651.6-25.18
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 435.2 0.03 373.816.42
10 Cereals 5,202.0 0.39 203.82,452.29
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 81.5 0.01 136.1-40.10
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,041.7 0.15 1,904.57.21
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 287.0 0.02 20.01,338.60
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5.4 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11,061.6 0.83 2,175.3408.51
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 764.8 0.06 661.115.68
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,061.4 0.08 864.822.74
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,048.0 0.08 1,413.3-25.85
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,293.5 0.32 3,607.219.03
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,589.6 0.35 4,419.33.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,272.1 0.85 10,841.83.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 363.3 0.03 383.7-5.34
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 817.2 0.06 1,018.5-19.76
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 40.8 0.00 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 376.2 0.03 284.432.29
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 30,611.0 2.31 968.23,061.74
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,235.5 0.24 3,950.3-18.10
29 Organic chemicals 4,518.5 0.34 2,678.568.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,691.6 0.66 13,473.2-35.49
31 Fertilizers 18.7 0.00 337.9-94.45
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 690.4 0.05 719.0-3.97
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,177.2 0.31 4,786.8-12.74
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 2,850.2 0.21 2,832.60.62
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 635.4 0.05 420.451.14
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 4,577.2 0.35 4,414.63.68
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 171.6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 17,565.9 1.32 10,532.166.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,192.0 0.99 7,176.583.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,400.6 0.48 3,537.680.93
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 17.4 0.00 10.074.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 750.3 0.06 655.714.43
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 13.8 0.00 3.0359.63
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 507.5 0.04 626.3-18.98
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 659.2 0.05 477.937.93
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 902.2 0.07 1,104.4-18.30
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,088.8 0.08 1,478.7-26.37
50 Silk 4.5 0.00 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 10.2-100.00
52 Cotton 11.1 0.00 24.3-54.31
54 Man-made filaments 15.8 0.00 23.0-31.20
55 Man-made staple fibers 74.9 0.01 217.5-65.56
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 74.6 0.01 80.5-7.40
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 372.9 0.03 1,662.7-77.57
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11.9 0.00 367.9-96.77
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 709.8 0.05 295.5140.24
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 15.6 0.00 25.1-37.67
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,473.7 0.11 1,466.20.51
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,521.2 0.27 3,387.03.96
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 444.1 0.03 539.3-17.66
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 150.9 0.01 302.0-50.05
65 Headgear and parts thereof 266.3 0.02 76.5247.99
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 9.7 0.00 6.158.10
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 455.9 0.03 196.9131.55
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 779.4 0.06 1,339.0-41.80
69 Ceramic products 292.6 0.02 218.433.99
70 Glass and glassware 627.0 0.05 3,319.7-81.11
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,477.9 0.11 1,501.7-1.58
72 Iron and steel 26,177.2 1.97 9,030.5189.88
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,578.2 0.72 11,234.9-14.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 95.6 0.01 136.4-29.95
75 Nickel and articles thereof 350.2 0.03 445.7-21.42
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 970.1 0.07 3,900.7-75.13
78 Lead and articles thereof 11,607.1 0.88 5.1229,108.08
79 Zinc and articles thereof 249.4 0.02 18.61,238.72
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 14.8 0.00 37.7-60.75
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,673.2 0.43 5,232.88.42
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,728.4 0.21 1,331.8104.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 222,442.9 16.77 81,188.0173.98
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 89,910.8 6.78 59,560.050.96
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 88.9 0.01 87.81.24
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 167,996.1 12.67 140,977.319.17
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 473,837.3 35.73 15,032.43,052.11
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,742.6 0.13 17,297.0-89.93
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 50,362.7 3.80 32,471.755.10
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 89.3 0.01 111.9-20.21
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 9.2-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 44,661.5 3.37 34,556.529.24
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 8,975.0 0.68 14,587.6-38.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,907.0 0.29 2,905.634.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 749.3 0.06 651.814.95
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 841.6 0.06 1,664.5-49.44

US Imports from Kuwait

The major share of US imports from Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 91.15% of US total imports from Kuwait (91.90% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.11% of US total imports from Kuwait (5.93% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $131.2 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $22.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
26 Ores, slag and ash 204.7 0.02 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 838,732.8 91.13 707,544.418.54
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 258.0-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 1,993.9-100.00
31 Fertilizers 65,227.8 7.09 43,230.650.88
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 51.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 206.0 0.02 131.656.52
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3.7 0.00 16.0-76.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8.5 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4.5 0.00 12.4-63.79
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.2-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9.4 0.00 0.0
72 Iron and steel 309.1 0.03 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 6.6 0.00 6.43.01
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 128.0 0.01 120.26.57
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 179.6 0.02 243.5-26.21
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 355.2 0.04 588.9-39.67
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 389.3 0.04 74.9419.97
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 20.3-100.00
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 1.1 0.00 61.2-98.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.5 0.00 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce