Trade in goods with USA SITC (Standard International Trade Classification)
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Kuwait trade flows with USA by SITC*) product sections during 2020/7 - 2020/11

*) Standard International Trade Classification (classification system is maintained by the United Nations)


Share of USA's2020/7
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USA's foreign trade with Kuwait, exports to Kuwait and imports from Kuwait in November 2020


The text of the following analysis is produced by a computer program. The program is a test version and its rule base at this stage is still quite limited.

In November Kuwait was USA's 61. largest foreign trade partner. Decrease from the previous month was 14 places. Most of the the value of trade consists of USA's exports to Kuwait. $285 million worth of trade was 12.1 per cent lower than in November of the previous year. During the month, the balance of trade with Kuwait was $153 million of surplus.

The value of imports from Kuwait decreased by 25.2 per cent compared to in November of the previous year, thus amounting to $66 million in November 2020. More than half of the value of imports was in Sitc333 (petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude) representing a share of 65.0 per cent. Other major categories of imports were Sitc334 (petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (other than crude); preparations, n.e.s., containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the prepar), 20.1 per cent of imports and Sitc931 (special transactions and commodities not classified according to kind) 12.3 %.

The value of exports to Kuwait declined by 7.2 per cent compared to in November of the previous year, thus amounting to $219 million in November 2020. The largest product groups of exports were: Sitc781 (motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver), including station-wagons and racing cars), which represented a share of 22.4 per cent of total exports, Sitc891 (arms and ammunition) 15.2 % and Sitc782 (motor vehicles for the transport of goods and special-purpose motor vehicles) 6.4 % of the exports.

Development during January-November 2020

During January-November, trade in goods between the two countries declined sharply (-35.6 %) over the same period last year. The value of the trade was $2.7 billion. During January-November the value of imports was $643 million. The export value was $2.0 billion. Compared to the corresponding period in 2019, the value of both imports and exports decreased significantly. The decline in imports was -49.6 % and in the value of exports -29.4 %. The largest value in imports was in Sitc333 (petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude), worth $375 million. In export the largest value had Sitc781 (motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver), including station-wagons and racing cars), worth being $309 million. The trade balance between USA and Kuwaitin between January and November was in surplus for USA. The timing surplus was $1.4 billion.


Table: USA's export to Kuwait (KW) during 2020/7 - 2020/11

2020 / 72020 / 82020 / 92020 / 102020 / 11
million $%million $%million $%million $%million $%
0. Food and live animals 12,4 9.8 11,6 4.9 13,7 6.8 15,7 9.3 20,3 9.3
01. Meat and meat preparations 0,7 0.5 0,3 0.1 0,5 0.2 2,9 1.7 5,7 2.6
02. Dairy products and birds' eggs 1,3 1.0 1,1 0.4 1,3 0.6 2,0 1.2 2,2 1.0
04. Cereals and cereal preparations 0,8 0.6 1,3 0.5 2,4 1.2 1,8 1.0 1,4 0.6
05. Vegetables and fruit 3,7 3.0 4,5 1.9 4,1 2.0 4,1 2.4 5,7 2.6
06. Sugars,sugar preparations and honey 0,6 0.5 0,2 0.1 0,7 0.3 0,6 0.3 0,7 0.3
07. Coffee,tea,cocoa,spices 0,8 0.6 0,2 0.1 0,5 0.2 0,6 0.3 0,5 0.2
08. Feeding stuff for animals 1,5 1.1 1,7 0.7 1,4 0.7 1,2 0.7 1,4 0.6
09. Miscellaneous edible products and preparations 3,4 2.6 2,5 1.0 2,10 1.5 2,9 1.7 2,9 1.3
2. Crude materials,inedible,except fuels 1,2 0.9 1,4 0.6 1,4 0.7 1,4 0.8 1,6 0.7
28. Metalliferous ores and metal scrap 0,9 0.7 0,8 0.3 1,0 0.5 0,7 0.4 0,9 0.4
29. Crude animal,vegetable materials n.e.s. 0,2 0.2 0,3 0.1 0,2 0.1 0,6 0.3 0,5 0.2
3. Mineral fuels etc 0,2 0.1 56,10 24.2 20,4 10.2 19,1 11.4 0,3 0.1
34. Gas,natural and manufactured 0 0.0 56,10 24.2 20,0 10.0 18,6 11.1 0,1 0.0
4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats 0,1 0.0 9,6 4.1 0,2 0.1 0,1 0.0 10,7 4.9
42. Fixed vegetable fats and oils 0,1 0.0 9,6 4.1 0,1 0.0 0,1 0.0 10,7 4.9
5. Chemicals and related products,n.e.s. 12,2 9.7 11,3 4.8 28,0 14.0 13,9 8.3 18,9 8.6
51. Organic chemicals 0,6 0.5 0,4 0.1 0,2 0.1 0,9 0.5 0,7 0.3
54. Medicinal and pharmaceutical products 1,5 1.2 1,9 0.8 9,5 4.7 4,5 2.7 5,9 2.7
55. Perfume,cleaning etc.preparations 2,3 1.8 1,5 0.6 0,10 0.5 1,3 0.8 1,6 0.7
57. Plastics in primary forms 0,5 0.3 1,1 0.4 1,0 0.5 0,4 0.2 0,8 0.4
58. Plastics in non-primary forms 0,8 0.6 0,8 0.3 0,3 0.1 0,8 0.4 0,8 0.3
59. Chemical materials and products,n.e.s. 6,7 5.3 5,4 2.3 15,9 8.0 5,10 3.5 8,10 4.1
6. Basic manufactures 5,3 4.2 5,6 2.3 5,2 2.6 7,5 4.5 4,6 2.1
62. Rubber manufactures,n.e.s. 0,3 0.2 0,7 0.3 0,7 0.3 1,2 0.7 0,9 0.4
64. Paper,paperboard and articles thereof 0,7 0.6 0,3 0.1 0,2 0.1 0,2 0.1 0,2 0.1
65. Textile yarn,fabrics,made up articles,etc. 0,2 0.1 0,2 0.1 0,2 0.1 0,5 0.2 1,0 0.4
66. Non-metallic mineral manufactures,n.e.s. 0,3 0.2 0,3 0.1 0,5 0.2 0,5 0.3 0,6 0.2
67. Iron and steel 0,6 0.5 0,6 0.2 0,2 0.1 1,5 0.9 0,2 0.1
69. Manufactures of metals,n.e.s. 3,1 2.4 3,6 1.5 3,6 1.8 3,3 1.9 1,9 0.8
7. Machinery,transport equipment 56,4 45.0 86,2 36.6 86,5 43.3 84,1 50.1 93,1 42.5
71. Power generating machinery and equipment 4,4 3.5 1,5 0.6 1,10 1.0 2,0 1.2 1,9 0.8
72. Machinery for specialized industries 3,6 2.9 5,7 2.4 5,3 2.6 7,6 4.5 3,7 1.6
74. General industrial machinery n.e.s. 6,3 5.0 11,6 4.9 7,7 3.9 6,8 4.0 6,2 2.8
75. Office machines and adp machines 5,1 4.1 1,9 0.8 2,4 1.2 2,6 1.5 2,1 0.9
76. Telecommunications and sound recording equipment 1,4 1.0 3,6 1.5 4,7 2.3 1,10 1.2 1,7 0.7
77. Electric machinery,n.e.s.and parts 9,1 7.3 11,5 4.9 8,5 4.3 8,5 5.1 10,5 4.8
78. Road vehicles 26,1 20.8 49,4 21.0 53,1 26.6 52,5 31.3 66,4 30.3
79. Other transport equipment 0,6 0.4 1,3 0.5 2,10 1.5 2,4 1.4 0,9 0.4
8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles 34,8 27.8 47,6 20.2 39,10 20.0 22,2 13.2 63,4 28.9
81. Prefabr.buildings;sanitary,lighting etc.fixtrs 0,3 0.2 0,1 0.0 2,8 1.4 0,3 0.1 0,3 0.1
82. Furniture and parts thereof 1,2 0.9 1,2 0.5 3,5 1.7 3,5 2.1 6,10 3.2
84. Articles of apparel and clothing accessories 0,7 0.5 1,3 0.5 1,2 0.6 1,4 0.8 1,10 0.9
87. Instruments and apparates n.e.s. 29,9 23.9 23,10 10.2 29,1 14.6 11,2 6.7 18,2 8.3
89. Miscellaneous manufactured articles,n.e.s. 2,6 2.0 20,8 8.8 2,10 1.5 5,3 3.2 35,7 16.3
9. Goods not classified elsewhere 2,7 2.2 5,4 2.3 4,5 2.2 3,10 2.3 6,2 2.8
93. Special transactions and commodities not classified 0,4 0.3 0,6 0.3 0,6 0.3 0,5 0.3 0,5 0.2
97. Gold,non-monetary 0 0.0 0,2 0.1 0 0.0 0,2 0.1 1,4 0.6
99. (USA Sitc) Estimate of non-canadian low value shipments; compiled low value shipments to canada; and various export shipments not identified by kind 2,4 1.9 4,7 2.0 3,10 2.0 3,3 2.0 4,4 2.0
0-9. All groups combined 125,2 100.0 235,3 100.0 199,5 100.0 167,7 100.0 218,8 100.0

Source: US Census Bureau

Table: Import from Kuwait (KW) to USA during 2020/7 - 2020/11

2020 / 72020 / 82020 / 92020 / 102020 / 11
million $%million $%million $%million $%million $%
3. Mineral fuels etc 138,8 94.6 0 0.0 46,6 84.7 0 0.0 56,5 85.2
33. Petroleum and products 138,8 94.6 0 0.0 46,6 84.7 0 0.0 56,5 85.2
5. Chemicals and related products,n.e.s. 0,1 0.0 0 0.0 0,1 0.0 9,9 61.3 1,3 2.0
51. Organic chemicals 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,2 38.3 0 0.0
59. Chemical materials and products,n.e.s. 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3,7 23.1 1,3 2.0
9. Goods not classified elsewhere 7,9 5.3 16,10 98.1 8,4 15.1 6,2 38.5 8,3 12.4
93. Special transactions and commodities not classified 7,8 5.3 16,9 97.8 8,3 15.0 6,2 38.2 8,2 12.3
0-9. All groups combined 146,7 100.0 17,3 100.0 55,0 100.0 16,0 100.0 66,3 100.0

Source: US Census Bureau

Year level (Sitc)

Year 2020 January - November (Sitc)

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