Kuwait Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 64,482
No. Of products 2,611
No. Of partners 146
Imports (in US$ Mil) 33,531
No. Of products 4,110
No. Of partners 199

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.11
Index of export market penetration2.53
World Growth-1.13
Country Growth-5.08

Service Indicators 2019

Service imports (BoP, current US$)30,217,644,896.28
Service exports (BoP, current US$)8,036,110,419.71
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)44.89
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)53.29

Kuwait top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Unspecified58,674 90.99
Iraq960 1.49
China911 1.41
India805 1.25
Saudi Arabia658 1.02
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China5,988 17.86
United States3,052 9.10
United Arab Emirates2,821 8.41
Japan2,113 6.30
Saudi Arabia2,076 6.19

Kuwait Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials46,674 72.38 2,980 8.89 1.59
Intermediate goods2,777 4.31 6,177 18.42 2.89
Consumer goods13,730 21.29 15,313 45.67 6.85
Capital goods1,007 1.56 9,014 26.88 3.10

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Petroleum oils and o ...46,539,357.99
Petroleum oils, etc, ...9,924,675.15
Propane, liquefied1,262,965.46
Butanes, liquefied957,491.26
Sulphonated, nitrate ...786,591.54
Automobiles with rec ...2,123,123.08
Transmission apparat ...1,561,282.19
Automobiles with rec ...811,466.90
Other medicaments of ...729,818.95
Art. of jewellery an ...692,457.97

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Kuwait

Tariffs 2019

No. Of Tariff Agreement 5
Simple Average (%) 3.90
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 13,818,842.64
Maximum Rate (%) 1,327.21
Weighted Average (%) 4.51
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 25.53

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff (2009)0.04
Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff (2009)0.04

Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

Services Trade Restrictions Index - Over All51.80

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM)

No Of NTM Measures...
No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit)...

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB)

Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average...
Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average...

World Development Indicators (WDI)

2019 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)136,197
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)36,290.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)11,446.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)8.40

Doing Business

2019 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank83
Trading Across Borders Rank162

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

CPIA Trade Ratings...

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score3.15
LPI Rank53