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U.S.-Kazakhstan Trade Facts

In 2018, Kazakhstan GDP was an estimated $170.5 billion (current market exchange rates); real GDP was up by an estimated 4.1%; and the population was 18 million. (Source: IMF)

Kazakhstan is currently our 79th largest goods trading partner with $2.1 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2018. Goods exports totaled $729 million; goods imports totaled $1.4 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Kazakhstan was $655 million in 2018.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Kazakhstan supported an estimated 3 thousand jobs in 2015 (latest data available).

Exports

  • Kazakhstan was the United States' 85th largest goods export market in 2018.
     
  • U.S. goods exports to Kazakhstan in 2018 were $729 million, up 32.1% ($177 million) from 2017 but down 26.0% from 2008. 
     
  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: machinery ($288 million), aircraft ($119 million), electrical machinery ($61 million), meat (poultry) ($54 million), and optical and medical instruments ($32 million).
     
  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Kazakhstan totaled $71 million in 2018. Leading domestic export categories include: poultry meat & prods. (ex. eggs) ($54 million), prepared food ($8 million), tobacco ($5 million), wine & beer ($505 thousand), and planting seeds ($441 thousand).

Imports

  • Kazakhstan was the United States' 72nd largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.
     
  • U.S. goods imports from Kazakhstan totaled $1.4 billion in 2018, up 75.0% ($593 million) from 2017, but down 13.6% from 2008. 
     
  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: mineral fuels ($973 million), iron and steel ($210 million), inorganic chemicals ($56 million), other base metals (uranium) ($47 million), and miscellaneous grain, seeds, fruit (soybeans) ($43 million).
     
  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Kazakhstan totaled $43 million in 2018.

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade deficit with Kazakhstan was $655 million in 2018, a 174.0% increase ($416 million) over 2017.

Investment

Data on U.S. FDI in Kazakhstan are unavailable. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Kazakhstan.

No data on Kazakhstan's FDI in the U.S. are available. There is no information on the distribution of Kazakhstan FDI in the U.S.

 

NOTE: No services trade data with Kazakhstan are available.

U.S. Goods Trade with Kazakhstan (in millions of dollars)

 

1995

2000

2008

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Total

203.8

553.2

2,588.9

2,571.6

2,418.7

1,326.6

1,842.3

1,343.4

2,113.8

Exports

80.9

124.2

985.5

1,150.2

1,008.0

510.5

1,111.4

552.1

729.2

Imports

122.9

429.0

1,603.4

1,421.4

1,410.8

816.1

730.9

791.3

1,384.6

Balance

-42.1

-304.8

-617.9

-271.2

-402.8

-305.6

380.5

-239.2

-655.4

U.S. Agricultural Trade with Kazakhstan (in millions of dollars)

 

1995

2000

2008

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Total

2.8

0.9

31.0

84.7

68.1

61.9

80.3

86.6

114.3

Exports

0.8

0.6

30.5

79.6

57.3

54.8

77.6

70.9

71.0

Imports

2.0

0.4

0.5

5.0

10.8

7.1

2.7

15.7

43.2

Balance

-1.2

0.2

30.0

74.6

46.5

47.7

74.9

55.2

27.8

U.S. Manufacturing Trade with Kazakhstan (in millions of dollars)

 

 

1995

2000

2008

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Total

NA

534.7

2,160.3

2,467.9

2,272.0

1,181.8

1,676.6

1,271.8

1,454.0

Exports

NA

113.3

960.4

1,106.6

975.7

491.4

1,097.0

534.5

699.5

Imports

NA

421.3

1,199.9

1,361.3

1,296.2

690.4

579.6

737.3

754.6

Balance

NA

-308.0

-239.5

-254.7

-320.5

-199.0

517.4

-202.8

-55.1

Last updated: March 22, 2019