Top Kuwait Imports 2015
In 2015, Kuwait bought US$31.9 billion worth of imported products up by 26.9% since 2011.
Top 10 Kuwait Imports from China

China's exports to Kuwait amounted to
$5.1 billion or 16% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.1 billion
  3. Iron or steel products: $395.2 million
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $240.6 million
  5. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $202.6 million
  6. Knit or crochet clothing: $198.8 million
  7. Footwear: $124.2 million
  8. Iron and steel: $121.7 million
  9. Vehicles: $121.1 million
10. Plastics: $120.9 million
Top 10 Kuwait Imports from the US

America's exports to Kuwait amounted to
$3 billion or 9.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $806.9 million
  2. Machinery: $646.9 million
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $205.1 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $195.3 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $167.8 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $137.9 million
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $76 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $53.3 million
  9. Fruits, nuts: $53.1 million
10. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $50.5 million
Top 10 Kuwait Imports from UAE

United Arab Emirates exports to Kuwait amounted 
to $3 billion or 9.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $1 billion
  2. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $335 million
  3. Machinery: $244 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $186.4 million
  5. Oil: $91.1 million
  6. Iron and steel: $80 million
  7. Plastics: $79.4 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $73.6 million
  9. Ships, boats: $60 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $59.9 million
Top 10 Kuwait Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Kuwait amounted to
$2.2 billion or 6.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $1.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $208.8 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $114.5 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $92.2 million
  5. Rubber: $58 million
  6. Iron and steel: $43.1 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $30.1 million
  8. Aluminum: $17.3 million
  9. Manmade staple fibers: $16.3 million
10. Other chemical goods: $13.1 million
Top 10 Kuwait Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Kuwait amounted to
$1.8 billion or 5.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $506.2 million
  2. Machinery: $244.1 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $209.4 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $161.8 million
  5. Tobacco: $100.2 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $91.3 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $42.7 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $42 million
  9. Plastics: $39.6 million
10. Other chemical goods: $39.3 million
Top 10 Kuwait Imports from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's exports to Kuwait amounted to
$1.6 billion or 5% of its overall imports.

  1. Dairy, eggs, honey: $192.7 million
  2. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $181.8 million
  3. Plastics: $133.9 million
  4. Paper: $116.9 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $98.5 million
  6. Aluminum: $74.9 million
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $73 million
  8. Cereal, milk preparations: $67.5 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $66.1 million
10. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $52.3 million
Top 10 Kuwait Imports from India

India's exports to Kuwait amounted to
$1.4 billion or 4.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Cereals: $302.4 million
  2. Machinery: $82.3 million
  3. Knit or crochet clothing: $68.4 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $67.5 million
  5. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $59.6 million
  6. Vehicles: $54.9 million
  7. Fruits, nuts: $52.7 million
  8. Vegetables: $48.5 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $46.7 million
10. Fish: $42.2 million
Top 10 Kuwait Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Kuwait amounted to
$1.1 billion or 3.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $225.9 million
  2. Furniture, lighting, signs: $75.9 million
  3. Vehicles: $64.7 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $59.7 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $58.4 million
  6. Leather, animal gut articles: $54.9 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $50 million
  8. Stone, plaster, cement: $48.2 million
  9. Footwear: $48.2 million
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $37.4 million
Top 10 Kuwait Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to Kuwait amounted to
$970.4 million or 3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $321.7 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $217.2 million
  3. Machinery: $114.7 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $74.6 million
  5. Iron and steel: $54 million
  6. Plastics: $28 million
  7. Rubber: $25.5 million
  8. Paper: $18.2 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $18.1 million
10. Manmade filaments: $15.3 million
Top 10 Kuwait Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Kuwait amounted to
$906.1 million or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $302.4 million
  2. Machinery: $109 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $90.5 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $78.7 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $35.1 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $32.4 million
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $31.5 million
  8. Plastics: $24.8 million
  9. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $20.9 million
10. Other chemical goods: $18.9 million
Top 10 Kuwait Imports from France

France's exports to Kuwait amounted to
$634.7 million or 2% of its overall imports.

  1. Perfumes, cosmetics: $118.8 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $105.2 million
  3. Machinery: $76 million
  4. Gems, precious metals: $54.1 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $30.1 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $25.2 million
  7. Dairy, eggs, honey: $18.2 million
  8. Leather, animal gut articles: $16.3 million
  9. Vehicles: $12.4 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations: $11.7 million
Fastest-Growing Kuwaiti Imports
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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