Kuwait Trade at a Glance : Most Recent Values

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 54,807
No. Of products 2,633
No. Of partners 145
Imports (in US$ Mil) 33,590
No. Of products 4,146
No. Of partners 202

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.12
Index of export market penetration2.12
World Growth1.50
Country Growth4.54

Service Indicators

Service imports (BoP, current US$)26,238,581,583.00
Service exports (BoP, current US$)5,526,747,192.80
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)...
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)...

Kuwait top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Unspecified49,589 90.48
India766 1.40
Saudi Arabia668 1.22
United Arab Emirates590 1.08
China500 0.91
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China5,500 16.37
United States3,443 10.25
United Arab Emirates2,930 8.72
Germany1,993 5.93
Saudi Arabia1,836 5.47

Kuwait Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials38,442 70.14 2,790 8.31 1.76
Intermediate goods2,518 4.59 5,756 17.14 3.21
Consumer goods12,937 23.60 14,554 43.33 6.33
Capital goods716 1.31 10,444 31.09 3.07

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Petroleum oils and o ...38,169,393.50
Petroleum oils, etc, ...9,151,928.72
Propane, liquefied1,260,503.93
Butanes, liquefied1,017,308.98
Ethylene glycol (eth ...754,499.57
Automobiles with rec ...1,862,153.80
Transmission apparat ...1,688,069.67
Other medicaments of ...776,294.71
Automobiles with rec ...756,245.82
Art. of jewellery an ...716,479.17

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Kuwait

Tariffs 2017

No. Of Tariff Agreement 5
Simple Average (%) 3.88
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 12,890,133.97
Maximum Rate (%) 1,278.39
Weighted Average (%) 4.34
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 25.77

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)

2016 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)...
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)...
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)...
Trade Balance (% of GDP)...

Doing Business

2018 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank96
Trading Across Borders Rank154

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

CPIA Trade Ratings...

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score3.15
LPI Rank53