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U.S.-Kazakhstan Trade Facts

In 2017, Kazakhstan GDP was an estimated $160.8 billion (current market exchange rates); real GDP was up by an estimated 4.0%; and the population was 18 million. (Source: IMF)

Kazakhstan is currently our 86th largest goods trading partner with $1.3 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $552 million; goods imports totaled $791 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Kazakhstan was $239 million in 2017.

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' 91st largest goods export market in 2017.

U.S. goods exports to Kazakhstan in 2017 were $552 million, down 50.3% ($559 million) from 2016 and down 26.7% from 2007. 

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: machinery ($157 million), electrical machinery ($69 million), meat (poultry) ($65 million), optical and medical instruments ($45 million), and aircraft ($36 million).

U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Kazakhstan totaled $71 million in 2017. Leading domestic export categories include: poultry meat & prods. (ex. eggs) ($65 million), prepared food ($997 thousand), planting seeds ($527 thousand), tree nuts ($449 thousand), and tobacco ($346 thousand).

Imports

Kazakhstan was the United States' 78th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

U.S. goods imports from Kazakhstan totaled $791 million in 2017, up 8.3% ($60 million) from 2016, but down 36.8% from 2007. 

The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: mineral fuels ($360 million), iron and steel ($205 million), inorganic chemicals ($93 million), other base metals (uranium) ($45 million), and special other (returns) ($21 million).

U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Kazakhstan totaled $16 million in 2017. The leading category is: other vegetable oils ($10 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. trade balance with Kazakhstan shifted from a goods trade surplus of $380 million in 2016 to a goods trade deficit of $239 million in 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

2007

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Total

203.8

553.2

2,004.3

2,448.6

2,571.6

2,418.7

1,326.6

1,842.3

1,343.4

Exports

80.9

124.2

752.8

883.6

1,150.2

1,008.0

510.5

1,111.4

552.1

Imports

122.9

429.0

1,251.5

1,565.0

1,421.4

1,410.8

816.1

730.9

791.3

Balance

-42.1

-304.8

-498.7

-681.3

-271.2

-402.8

-305.6

380.5

-239.2

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

 

1995

2000

2007

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Total

2.8

0.9

23.9

125.5

84.7

68.1

61.9

80.3

86.6

Exports

0.8

0.6

23.0

124.5

79.6

57.3

54.8

77.6

70.9

Imports

2.0

0.4

0.9

1.0

5.0

10.8

7.1

2.7

15.7

Balance

-1.2

0.2

22.1

123.4

74.6

46.5

47.7

74.9

55.2

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

 

1995

2000

2007

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Total

NA

534.7

1,735.9

2,321.1

2,467.9

2,272.0

1,181.8

1,676.6

1,271.8

Exports

NA

113.3

733.2

847.5

1,106.6

975.7

491.4

1,097.0

534.5

Imports

NA

421.3

1,002.6

1,473.6

1,361.3

1,296.2

690.4

579.6

737.3

Balance

NA

-308.0

-269.4

-626.0

-254.7

-320.5

-199.0

517.4

-202.8

 

Last updated: July 31, 2018