Kuwait Trading Partner Portal
The State of Kuwait borders Iraq to the North and Saudi Arabia to the South. In 2019, the population of Kuwait totaled 4.2 million people and the GDP was $134.7 billion. Kuwait is a high income country backed by the world’s sixth largest oil reserves.
In 2019, the U.S. exported $3.17 billion to Kuwait, 38% of which was made up of transportation equipment, followed by 10% non-electrical machinery, 8.9% chemicals, and 8.6% computer and electronic products. The U.S. imported $1.4 billion from Kuwait in 2019. The top import was oil and gas making up 75.3% of the total, followed by petroleum and coal products at 12%, reimports at 10.3%, and waste and scrap at 1.9%.
In 2019, California exported $214 million to Kuwait. Waste and scrap made up the largest export making up 16.9% of the total, followed by agricultural products at 15.8%, computer and electronic products at 15.6%, and food manufacturers at 12.7%. In 2019, California imported $530 million from Kuwait. The top import was oil and gas making up 88.4% of the total, followed by reimports at 11.5%.