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Kyrgyzstan

U.S. - Kyrgyzstan Bilateral Trade and Investment

In 2019, Kyrgyzstan GDP was an estimated $8.3 billion (current market exchange rates); real GDP was up by an estimated 4.5%; and the population was 6 million. (Source: IMF)

Kyrgyzstan is currently our 191th largest goods trading partner with $26 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2019. Goods exports totaled $21 million; goods imports totaled $5 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Kyrgyzstan was $16 million in 2019.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Kyrgyzstan supported an estimated 1 hundred jobs in 2015 (latest data available).

Exports

  • Kyrgyzstan was the United States' 183th largest goods export market in 2019.
  • U.S. goods exports to Kyrgyzstan in 2019 were $21 million, up 22.1 percent ($4 million) from 2018 but down 63 percent from 2009.
  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2019 were: machinery ($7 million), rubber ($3 million), electrical machinery ($2 million), vehicles ($2 million), and special other (returns) ($2 million).
  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Kyrgyzstan totaled $855 thousand in 2019.

Imports

  • Kyrgyzstan was the United States' 184th largest supplier of goods imports in 2019.
  • U.S. goods imports from Kyrgyzstan totaled $5 million in 2019, down 29.0 percent ($2 million) from 2018, and down 12 percent from 2009.
  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2019 were: machinery ($1 million), vehicles ($1 million), tobacco ($892 thousand), other animal products ($493 thousand), and toys and sports equipment ($460 thousand).
  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Kyrgyzstan totaled $2 million in 2019.

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Kyrgyzstan was $16 million in 2019, a 61.5 percent increase ($6 million) over 2018.

Investment

  • U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Kyrgyzstan (stock) was $38 million in 2019, a 40.7 percent increase from 2018. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Kyrgyzstan.
  • Data on Kyrgyzstan's FDI in the U.S. are not available. There is no information on the distribution of Kyrgyzstan FDI in the U.S.

NOTE: No services trade data with Kyrgyzstan are available.
 

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

 

2009

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Total

62.7

74.1

47.8

23.2

32.5

24.5

26.1

Exports

56.8

71.1

32.0

20.0

26.1

17.1

20.8

Imports

6.0

2.4

15.8

3.2

6.5

7.4

5.3

Balance

50.8

69.3

16.2

16.8

19.6

9.6

15.5

 

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

 

2009

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Total

15.5

5.9

3.2

2.2

1.1

2.0

2.4

Exports

14.3

5.8

2.9

2.1

1.0

0.7

0.9

Imports

1.2

0.1

0.3

0.1

0.1

1.3

1.6

Balance

13.1

5.7

2.7

2.0

0.9

-0.7

-0.7

 

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

 

2009

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Total

52.0

40.6

43.5

21.9

30.7

22.0

22.2

Exports

49.4

39.2

28.1

18.8

24.8

15.5

18.2

Imports

2.6

1.4

15.3

3.1

5.9

6.5

3.9

Balance

46.9

37.7

12.8

15.7

18.8

9.0

14.3

 

Last updated:October 2, 2020