U.S. Trade with Kuwait in 2023

Export Market Rank
#47 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$276.22 Million
3-Year Average
$289.98 Million
Compound Average Growth
1.5% (2014-2023)
Total Export Value 2014 - 2023
Export Value by Commodity 2023

Top 10 Exports to Kuwait in 2023

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Vegetable Oils (excl. soybean) $62.59 Million 36,696 $48.68 Million 48%
Soybean Meal $25.28 Million 47,598 $6.55 Million 2923%
Tree Nuts $21.31 Million 3,451 $19.19 Million 76%
Processed Vegetables $19.39 Million 9,523 $16.2 Million 14%
Dairy Products $19.28 Million 3,732 $17.26 Million 6%
Fresh Fruit $15.54 Million 3,278 $10.78 Million 246%
Condiments & Sauces $15.03 Million 6,970 $15.93 Million 2%
Beef & Beef Products $14.37 Million 1,528 $25.91 Million -50%
Baked Goods $10.22 Million 3,113 $13.44 Million -47%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (excl. eggs) $8.2 Million 7,238 $11.9 Million -55%

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Data and Analysis

On September 21, 2022, Kuwait’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry issued administrative decree number 1895 for the year 2022 adopting a regionalization model to the county level for U.S. outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza (HPAI). The decree lifted a previous ban on all non-heat treated poultry meat (fresh, chilled, frozen, and processed), poultry products and table eggs from 24 U.S. states. The decree also includes changes for other trade partners. An unofficial translation for the decree is included in this report.
Overall U.S. agricultural and related product exports to the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, and Kuwait (GCC-4) are higher by 3 percent from January to March 2021 compared to the same time last year.
International Agricultural Trade Report

Opportunities for U.S. Snacks & Sweets in the GCC Region

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is a regional political and economic treaty organization comprised of the Arabian Gulf nations of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.