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Econ Complexity (2018): 0.0033, Rank 65 of 137

Product Exports (2018): $2.69B, Rank 127 of 222

Exports Per Capita (2018): $426, Rank 96 of 219

Product Imports (2018): $8.66B, Rank 110 of 221

Imports Per Capita (2018): $1.37k, Rank 86 of 219

Service Exports (2016): $823M, Rank 117 of 152

Service Imports (2016): $1.02B, Rank 115 of 152

GDP (2018): $8.09B, CURRENT US$
Rank 145 of 196

GDP growth (2008 - 2018): 57.4%, CURRENT US$
Rank 70 of 196

GDP PC (2018): $1,281, CURRENT US$
Rank 167 of 196

GDP PC GROWTH (2008 - 2018): 32.6%, CURRENT US$
Rank 75 of 196

Overview: In 2018 Kyrgyzstan was the number 145 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 127 in total exports, the number 110 in total imports, and the number 65 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, Kyrgyzstan exported $2.69B and imported $8.66B, resulting in a negative trade balance of -$5.97B. In 2018, Kyrgyzstan's exports per capita were $426 and its imports per capita were $1.37k.

Trade: The top exports of Kyrgyzstan are Gold ($1.36B), Precious Metal Ore ($124M), Scrap Copper ($106M), Knit Women's Shirts ($94.2M), and Refined Petroleum ($87M). The top imports of Kyrgyzstan are Refined Petroleum ($834M), Rubber Footwear ($632M), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($242M), Light Pure Woven Cotton ($217M), and Knit Sweaters ($215M).

Destinations: Kyrgyzstan exports mostly to United Kingdom ($1.32B), Russia ($387M), Kazakhstan ($354M), Uzbekistan ($143M), and Turkey ($104M), and imports mostly from China ($4.55B), Russia ($1.68B), Kazakhstan ($680M), Turkey ($380M), and Uzbekistan ($252M).

Location: Kyrgyzstan borders China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan by land.

Product Exports

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Top Export (2018): Gold, $1.36B

Top Destination (2018): United Kingdom, $1.32B

In 2018 Kyrgyzstan exported a total of $2.69B, making it the number 127 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Kyrgyzstan have changed by $964M from $1.73B in 2013 to $2.69B in 2018.

The most recent exports are led by Gold ($1.36B), Precious Metal Ore ($124M), Scrap Copper ($106M), Knit Women's Shirts ($94.2M), and Refined Petroleum ($87M). The most common destination for the exports of Kyrgyzstan are United Kingdom ($1.32B), Russia ($387M), Kazakhstan ($354M), Uzbekistan ($143M), and Turkey ($104M).

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Product Imports

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Top Import (2018): Refined Petroleum, $834M

Top Origin (2018): China, $4.55B

In 2018 Kyrgyzstan imported $8.66B, making it the number 110 trade destination in the world. During the last five reported years the imports of Kyrgyzstan changed by $1.4B from $7.26B in 2013 to $8.66B in 2018.

The most recent imports of Kyrgyzstan are led by Refined Petroleum ($834M), Rubber Footwear ($632M), Non-Knit Men's Suits ($242M), Light Pure Woven Cotton ($217M), and Knit Sweaters ($215M). The most common import partners for Kyrgyzstan are China ($4.55B), Russia ($1.68B), Kazakhstan ($680M), Turkey ($380M), and Uzbekistan ($252M).

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Kyrgyzstan Exports Services (2016): $823M

Kyrgyzstan Imports Services (2016): $1.02B

In 2016, Kyrgyzstan exported $823M worth of services. The top services exported by Kyrgyzstan in 2016 were Travel ($432M), Air transport ($108M), Services not allocated ($65.5M), Telecommunications services ($62.2M), and Construction in the compiling economy ($53.5M).

The top services imported by Kyrgyzstan in 2016 were Travel ($461M), Other transport of which: Rail transport ($266M), Air transport ($81.1M), Other transport of which: Road transport ($50M), and Services not allocated ($41.4M).

Trade Forecasts

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This section shows forecasts for total product exports and imports for Kyrgyzstan. The forecast is based in a long short-term memory model or LSTM constructed using yearly trade data.

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Tariffs by Product

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The top product import tariffs by their MFN Ad Valorem value for Kyrgyzstan are Ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured (100%) and Undenatured ethyl alcohol > 80% by volume (100%).

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*The tariffs applied to imports for Kyrgyzstan are:
120: Customs Union of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union: Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia, enlarged in 2015 to include Armenia and Kyrgyzstan
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement
155: Preferential tariff among Developing Countries
190: Preferential tariff for Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries
254: Preferential tariff for Least Developed Countries
333: Preferential tariff for Vietnam

Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity Ranking

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During the last 10 years Kyrgyzstan's⁩ ⁨economy has become relatively less complex, moving from the ⁩⁨62nd to the 65th⁩ position in the ECI rank.

These economic complexity rankings use 6 digit exports classified according to the HS96 classification. We consider only countries with population of at least 1 million and exports of at least $1 billion, and products with world trade over $500 million. To explore different rankings and vary these parameters visit the custom rankings section.

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Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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Kyrgyzstan has a high level of specialization in Precious Metal Ore (139), Knit Women's Shirts (135), Waterproof Footwear (53.6), Dried Legumes (43.5), and Float Glass (35.1). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between Kyrgyzstan observed and expected exports in each product.

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Kyrgyzstan according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Machines for hot working of glass, light bulbs, etc (1.67), Glass mirrors, whether or not framed (1.16), Electric filament, discharge lamps (0.99), Organo-sulphur compounds (0.93), and Harvesting, produce cleaning and grading machinery (0.88). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities for Kyrgyzstan according to the relatedness index, are Other Vegetables (0.14), Other Oily Seeds (0.14), Perfume Plants (0.14), Tanned Goat Hides (0.14), and Other Fruits (0.14). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that Kyrgyzstan is not specialized in.

The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since countries are more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products it is currently specialized in.

Diversification Frontier

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is a predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower emissions.