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Definition Foreign Trade Statistics is about observing and counting commodity movement with world countries including materials produced locally or re-exported or imported, during a specific period of time.



Components In general, Foreign Trade Statistics cover all the goods imported or exported to and from Kuwait.
Import and export statistics reflect governmental and nongovernmental trade movement with the outside world, whether or not carried out by a commercial process:


- Import statistics include the following:

1- Unwrought gold or semi wrought gold which includes gold plated with platinum.

2- Government imports except weapons.

3- Imports by oil companies.

4- Silver unwrought or semi wrought which includes silver plated with gold or platinum.

5- Post parcels.

6- Fish caught in outside regional waters, then imported to the country.

7- Civil aero planes and ships.

8- Live animals imported through land borders.

9- Commercial samples.


- Import statistics do not include the following:

1- Fish caught by the country.

2- Personal Luggage.

3- Fuels and other materials used in local ships and aircrafts.

4- Commodities in transit.

5- Government military weapons.

6- Monetary and bank notes (excluding the new Kuwaiti currency entered for the first time and registered at cost value).

7- Temporary entry which includes returnable exhibition samples, and containers & cylinders used for unloading.

8- Gold ingots used by the Central Bank.

9- Machines and equipment returnable after repairing.

10- Imports of diplomatic missions in the State of Kuwait.


- Export statistics include the following:

1- Unwrought gold or semi wrought gold which includes gold plated with platinum.

2- Exports by oil companies.

3- Re-exported goods.

4- Unwrought or semi-wrought silver which includes silver plated with gold or platinum.

5- Live animals exported through land borders.

6- Provisioning for foreign ships, & aircrafts.

7- Commercial samples.


- Export statistics do not include the following:


1- Personal luggage.

2- Materials sold on board of foreign ships, & aircrafts.

3- Assets in transit area.

4- Foreign currencies.

5- Temporary entry which includes returnable exhibition samples, containers and cylinders used for packing.

6- Machines and equipment sent for repair.

7- Gold ingots used by the Central Bank.

Title Download Version Type Periond Download times
Monthly Foreign Trade Statistics, March 2020 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2020 87
Monthly Foreign Trade Statistics, February 2020 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2020 155
Monthly Foreign Trade Statistics, January 2020 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2020 31
foreign trade statistics fourth Quarter 2019 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2019 98
Monthly foreign trade statistics, December 2019 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2019 32
Monthly Foreign Trade Statistics Nov. 2019 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2019 78
Monthly Foreign Trade Statistics October 2019 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2019 518
foreign trade statistics Third Quarter 2019 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2019 1536
Monthly Foreign Trade Statistics, September 2019 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2019 352
Monthly Foreign Trade Statistics,August 2019 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2019 202
Monthly Foreign Trade Statistics, July 2019 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2019 556
Foreign Trade Statistics Q2 2019 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2019 576
Monthly Foreign Trade Statistics,Jun 2019 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2019 474
Monthly Foreign Trade Statistics May 2019 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2019 232
Monthly Foreign Trade Statistics, April 2019 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2019 238
Foreign Trade Statistics, First Quarter 2019 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2019 617
Monthly Foreign Trade Statistics ,March 2019 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2019 449
Foreign Trade Statistics, Feb. 2019 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2019 497
Foreign Trade Statistics, January 2019 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2019 389
foreign Trade Statistics, 2018 Excel file Annual 2018 1082
foreign Trade Statistics, Fourth Quarter 2018 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2018 771
Monthly Foreign Trade Statistics, Dec. 2018 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2018 579
Monthly Foreign Trade Statistics, Nov.2018 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2018 583
Foreign Trade Statistics,October 2018 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2018 446
foreign trade statistics Third Quarter 2018 Excel file Quarterly 2018 434
Foreign Trade Indices, Sep. 2018 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2018 261
Foreign Trade Indices, Q2 2018 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2018 408
Foreign Trade Indices, August 2018 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2018 300
Monthly Foreign Trade Statistics , Jul. 2018 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2018 278
Monthly Foreign Trade Statistics, June 2018 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2018 456
Monthly Foreign Trade Statistics , May 2018 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2018 333
Monthly Foreign Trade Statistics , April 2018 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2018 574
Foreign Trade Statistics, First Quarter 2018 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2018 764
Monthly Foreign Trade Statistics, March 2018 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2018 343
Foreign Trade Statistics, Feb.2018 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2018 540
Foreign Trade Statistics,Jan. 2018 pdf file Excel file Monthly 2018 565
foreign Trade Statistics, 2017 Excel file Annual 2017 811
Foreign Trade Statistics, Fourth Quarter 2017 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2017 2139
Foreign Trade Statistics Publication,Third Quarter 2017 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2017 1542
Foreign Trade Statistics Publication,Second Quarter 2017 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2017 1060
Foriegn trade statistics, firt quarter 2017 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2017 1976
fOREIGN Trade Statistics, 2016 pdf file Excel file Annual 2016 2973
Foreign Trade Statistics, Fourth Quarter 2016 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2016 2069
ForeignTrade Statistics,Third Quarter 2016 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2016 1605
Foreign Trade Statistics,Second Quarter 2016 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2016 1814
Foreign Trade Statistics,First Quarter 2016 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2016 2512
Foreign Trade Statistics, 2015 pdf file Excel file Annual 2015 4315
Foreign Trade Statistics, Fourth Quarter 2015 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2015 2344
ForeignTrade Statistics,Third Quarter 2015 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2015 1076
Foreign Trade Statistics, Second Quarter 2015 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2015 1112
Foreign Trade Statistics First Quarter 2015 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2015 1543
Foregin Trade Statistics Annual Bulletin 2014 Excel file Annual 2014 2624
Foreign Trade Statistics, Fourth Quarter 2014 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2014 2814
Foreign Trade Statistics, Third Quarter 2014 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2014 1472
Foreign Trade Statistics, Second Quarter 2014 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2014 1103
ForeignTrade Statistics, First Quarter 2014 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2014 1938
Foregin Trade Statistics Annual Bulletin, 2013 pdf file Excel file Annual 2013 4810
ForeignTrade Statistics, Fourth Quarter 2013 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2013 1984
Foreign Trade Statistics , Third Quarter 2013 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2013 1059
Foreign Trade Statistics, Second Quarter 2013 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2013 1466
Foreign Trade Statistics, First Quarter 2013 pdf file Excel file Quarterly 2013 1755
Foregin Trade Statistics Annual Bulletin, 2012 pdf file Annual 2012 3497
Foreign Trade Statistics, First Quarter 2012 pdf file Quarterly 2012 545
ForeignTrade Statistics Annual Bulletin, 2011 pdf file Annual 2011 1940
Foreign Trade Statistics, Fourth Quarter 2011 pdf file Quarterly 2011 225
Foreign Trade Statistics, Third Quarter 2011 pdf file Quarterly 2011 100
Foreign Trade Statistics, Second Quarter 2011 pdf file Quarterly 2011 97
Foreign Trade Statistics, First Quarter 2011 pdf file Quarterly 2011 172
Foreign Trade Statistics Annual Bulletin, 2010 pdf file Annual 2010 1305
ForeignTrade Statistics Annual Bulletin, 2009 pdf file Annual 2009 753
Foreign Trade Statistics Annual Bulletin , 2008 pdf file Annual 2008 525
Foreign Trade Statistics Annual Bulletin, 2007 pdf file Annual 2007 383
Foreign Trade Statistics Annual Bulletin, 2006 pdf file Annual 2006 473
Foreign Trade Statistics, Monthly Bulletin Jan -Jun 2004 pdf file Monthly 2004 88
Foreign Trade Statistics Monthly Bulletin,July 2004 pdf file Monthly 2004 36
Foreign Trade Statistics Monthly Bulletin ,August 2004 pdf file Monthly 2004 33
ForeignTrade Statistics, Annual Bulletin 2004 pdf file Annual 2004 299
Foreign Trade Statistics Monthly Bulletin ,Jan 2003 pdf file Monthly 2003 45
Foreign Trade Statistics Monthly Bulletin ,Feb 2003 pdf file Monthly 2003 24
Foreign Trade Statistics Monthly Bulletin ,March 2003 pdf file Monthly 2003 28
Foreign Trade Statistics Monthly Bulletin ,Aprill 2003 pdf file Monthly 2003 23
Foreign Trade Statistics Monthly Bulletin ,May 2003 pdf file Monthly 2003 27
Foreign Trade Statistics Monthly Bulletin ,Jun 2003 pdf file Monthly 2003 31
Foreign Trade Statistics Monthly Bulletin ,July 2003 pdf file Monthly 2003 38
Foreign Trade Statistics Monthly Bulletin ,August 2003 pdf file Monthly 2003 40
Foreign Trade Statistics, Monthly Bulletin Sep 2003 pdf file Monthly 2003 41
Foreign Trade Statistics, Monthly Bulletin Oct - Dec 2003 pdf file Monthly 2003 60
ForeignTrade Statistics, Annual Bulletin 2003 pdf file Annual 2003 293
Foreign Trade Statistics Annual Bulletin, 2002 pdf file Annual 2002 227
Foreign Trade Statistics Annual Bulletin, 2001 pdf file Annual 2001 233
Foreign Trade Statistics, Annual Bulletin 2000 pdf file Annual 2000 709
Summary Methodology of Foreign Trade Statistics I.
Analytical Framework, Concepts, Definitions, and Classifications
Definition:
Foreign Trade Statistics is about observing and counting commodity movement with world countries including materials produced locally or re-exported or imported, during a specific period of time.

The System followed in the Foreign Trade Statistics in the State of Kuwait is the Special Trade System (Relaxed Definition).

Classification:
The classification used for compiling Kuwait's foreign trade statistics is the Harmonized System (HS) 8-digit.
The first 6-digit (HS) is international and the last 2-digit is national in GCC Countries.
Furthermore, the data are available in
 SITC Rev.
4,
 SITC Rev.
3,
 ISIC Rev.
4,
 ISIC Rev.
3,
 BEC Rev4,
 CPC Rev2 classifications.

International and regional guidelines:
Kuwait foreign trade statistics is produced according to “UNSD International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS)”.

II.
Scope of the Data
Transactions coverage:
In terms of foreign trade statistics, customs warehouse, free zones and duty-free shops in Kuwait are considered as beyond the customs frontier.

Items not considered as imports / exports include:

 Transit trade,
 Temporary trade (other than inward and outward processing),
 Monetary gold,
 Supplies to foreign ships (exports),
 Repair and Maintenance of machines and equipment.

 Fish caught by the country
 Supplies to national ships abroad (imports).

 Bank notes and coins in circulation (excluding the new Kuwaiti currency entered for the first time and registered at cost value).

 Imports of diplomatic missions in the State of Kuwait,
 Military goods
Geographical coverage:
Geographical coverage is based on customs boundaries.
Statistical territory is the custom territories except free zones and warehouses.

Unrecorded activity:
Shuttle trade and trade with Iraq by land are not included in exports.

III.
Accounting Conventions
Conversion to unit of account:
The Central Bank's daily exchange rates are used to convert foreign currencies into local currency (KD).

Valuation:
Exports are valued Free On Board (FOB) and imports on Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF).
All terms of deliveries are converted into FOB and CIF by Customs.