Top Kazakhstan Imports from the World
In 2015, Kazakhstan bought US$19.4 billion worth of imported products down by 48.9% since 2011 and down by 52.9% from 2014 to 2015.
Top 10 Kazakhstan Imports from China

China's exports to Kazakhstan amounted to
$5.1 billion or 26.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.4 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $917.1 million
  3. Iron or steel products: $478.1 million
  4. Plastics: $247.4 million
  5. Footwear: $204.2 million
  6. Vehicles: $199.2 million
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $116.1 million
  8. Iron and steel: $107.6 million
  9. Rubber: $106 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $87.7 million
Top 10 Kazakhstan Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Kazakhstan amounted to
$2 billion or 10.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Iron or steel products: $615.1 million
  2. Machinery: $450.7 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $178.2 million
  4. Vehicles: $134.2 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $132.8 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $94.5 million
  7. Plastics: $53.7 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $45.9 million
  9. Oil: $21.8 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $20.2 million
Top 10 Kazakhstan Imports from the US

America's exports to Kazakhstan amounted to
$1.4 billion or 7.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $569.1 million
  2. Medical, technical equipment: $135.5 million
  3. Meat: $91.6 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $87.5 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $69.6 million
  6. Vehicles: $67.6 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $64.5 million
  8. Aircraft, spacecraft: $53.5 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $49.4 million
10. Inorganic chemicals: $40.2 million
Top 10 Kazakhstan Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Kazakhstan amounted to
$1.2 billion or 6.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $575.7 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $144.9 million
  3. Iron or steel products: $111.9 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $43.2 million
  5. Furniture, lighting, signs: $37.7 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $31.1 million
  7. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $15.4 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $14.6 million
  9. Nickel: $14.3 million
10. Plastics: $14.1 million
Top 10 Kazakhstan Imports from Ukraine

Ukraine's exports to Kazakhstan amounted to
$827.1 million or 4.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $120.7 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $106.2 million
  3. Iron or steel products: $92 million
  4. Cereal, milk preparations: $89 million
  5. Furniture, lighting, signs: $38.2 million
  6. Paper: $32.2 million
  7. Cocoa: $31.3 million
  8. Sugar: $29.9 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $25.9 million
10. Dairy, eggs, honey: $25.6 million
Top 10 Kazakhstan Imports from Turkey

Turkey's exports to Kazakhstan amounted to
$741.5 million or 3.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $124.2 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $69.9 million
  3. Knit or crochet clothing: $54 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $53.9 million
  5. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $47.1 million
  6. Plastics: $45.8 million
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $44.7 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $37.7 million
  9. Aluminum: $19 million
10. Textile floor coverings: $17.8 million
Top 10 Kazakhstan Imports from Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan's exports to Kazakhstan amounted to
$725.7 million or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $255.5 million
  2. Fruits, nuts: $172.8 million
  3. Vegetables: $100.2 million
  4. Fertilizers: $21.1 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $20.8 million
  6. Knit or crochet clothing: $18.5 million
  7. Vehicles: $12 million
  8. Felt, yarn, twine, cordage: $10.4 million
  9. Oil seed: $10.3 million
10. Plastics: $10.3 million
Top 10 Kazakhstan Imports from France

France's exports to Kazakhstan amounted to
$670.9 million or 3.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $129.3 million
  2. Machinery: $123.1 million
  3. Vehicles: $111.1 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $72.3 million
  5. Perfumes, cosmetics: $36.9 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $27.4 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $19.1 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $18.9 million
  9. Railway, tram equipment: $14.3 million
10. Dairy, eggs, honey: $12.7 million
Top 10 Kazakhstan Imports from Korea

South Korea's exports to Kazakhstan amounted to $606.9 million or 3.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $141.7 million
  2. Vehicles: $123.1 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $98 million
  4. Plastics: $58.1 million
  5. Furniture, lighting, signs: $24.3 million
  6. Iron and steel: $23 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $19 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $17.9 million
  9. Tobacco: $16.8 million
10. Oil: $11.7 million
Top 10 Kazakhstan Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Kazakhstan amounted to
$584.7 million or 3% of its overall imports.

  1. Iron or steel products: $164.6 million
  2. Vehicles: $125.4 million
  3. Machinery: $116.1 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $69.5 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $33.1 million
  6. Nickel: $22.4 million
  7. Rubber: $10.2 million
  8. Manmade staple fibers: $9.9 million
  9. Other manufactured products: $7.2 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $3.4 million
Top 10 Kazakhstan Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Kazakhstan amounted to $1.4 billion or 2.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $569.1 million
  2. Medical, technical equipment: $135.5 million
  3. Meat: $91.6 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $87.5 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $69.6 million
  6. Vehicles: $67.6 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $64.5 million
  8. Aircraft, spacecraft: $53.5 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $49.4 million
10. Inorganic chemicals: $40.2 million
Fastest-Growing Kazakhstan Imports 2015
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