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U.S.-Kazakhstan Trade Facts

In 2016, Kazakhstan GDP was an estimated $128.1 billion (current market exchange rates); real GDP was down by an estimated .8%; and the population was 18 million. (Source: IMF)

Kazakhstan is currently our 78th largest goods trading partner with $1.9 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $1.1 billion; goods imports totaled $742 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Kazakhstan was $369 million in 2016.

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' 73rd largest goods export market in 2016.

U.S. goods exports to Kazakhstan in 2016 were $1.1 billion, up 117.7% ($601 million) from 2015 and up 71.9% from 2006.            

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: aircraft ($493 million), machinery ($270 million), meat (beef) ($74 million), electrical machinery ($59 million), and iron and steel products ($27 million).

U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Kazakhstan totaled $78 million in 2016. Leading domestic export categories include: poultry meat & prods. (ex. eggs) ($74 million), prepared food ($812 thousand), planting seeds ($399 thousand), wine & beer ($342 thousand), and snack foods nesoi ($248 thousand).

Imports

Kazakhstan was the United States' 81st largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.

U.S. goods imports from Kazakhstan totaled $742 million in 2016, down 9.0% ($74 million) from 2015, and down 22.7% from 2006. 

The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: mineral fuels ($403 million), ores, slag, and ash (uranium, thorium) ($123 million), iron and steel ($84 million), inorganic chemicals ($63 million), and other base metals (tantalum) ($27 million).

U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Kazakhstan totaled $3 million in 2016.

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. trade balance with Kazakhstan shifted from a goods trade deficit of $306 million in 2015 to a goods trade surplus of $369 million in 2016.

Investment

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

Kazakhstan's FDI in the United States (stock) was $1 million in 2015 (latest data available).

 

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

2005

2006

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

 

1,639.4

1,606.8

2,448.6

2,571.6

2,418.7

1,326.6

1,853.3

 

538.3

646.2

883.6

1,150.2

1,007.9

510.5

1,111.1

 

1,101.1

960.6

1,565.0

1,421.4

1,410.8

816.1

742.3

 

-562.9

-314.5

-681.3

-271.2

-402.9

-305.6

368.8

 

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

2005

2006

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

 

27.0

37.5

125.5

84.7

68.1

61.9

80.3

 

26.7

36.1

124.5

79.6

57.3

54.8

77.6

 

0.4

1.4

1.0

5.0

10.8

7.1

2.7

 

26.3

34.8

123.4

74.6

46.5

47.7

74.9

 

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

2005

2006

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

 

1,027.4

1,476.1

2,321.1

2,467.9

2,271.9

1,181.8

1,700.9

 

507.0

616.1

847.5

1,106.6

975.6

491.4

1,096.7

 

520.4

860.0

1,473.6

1,361.3

1,296.2

690.4

604.2

 

-13.5

-243.8

-626.0

-254.7

-320.6

-199.0

492.5

 


*Note: No services trade data with Kazakhstan is available.