Overview In 2020, Kyrgyzstan was the number 149 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 131 in total exports, the number 114 in total imports, the number 176 economy in terms of GDP per capita (current US$) and the number 71 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI).

Exports The top exports of Kyrgyzstan are Gold ($1.86B), Precious Metal Ore ($122M), Dried Legumes ($66.8M), Refined Petroleum ($47.7M), and Raw Cotton ($27.1M), exporting mostly to United Kingdom ($1.8B), Russia ($254M), Kazakhstan ($254M), Uzbekistan ($155M), and Turkey ($71M).

Imports The top imports of Kyrgyzstan are Refined Petroleum ($501M), Non-Knit Women's Coats ($250M), Broadcasting Equipment ($235M), Light Rubberized Knitted Fabric ($179M), and Packaged Medicaments ($176M), importing mostly from China ($2.6B), Russia ($1.5B), Uzbekistan ($757M), Kazakhstan ($581M), and Turkey ($420M).

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

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Disclaimer: data is presented based on availability and only countries that use the harmonized system are being shown.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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The data obtained is mirror data. The trade of countries that do not report current data can be reconstructed based on data reported by partner countries with current data available.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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The data obtained is mirror data. The trade of countries that do not report current data can be reconstructed based on data reported by partner countries with current data available.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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Top Export (2020): Gold, $1.86B

Top Destination (2020): United Kingdom, $2.6B

In 2020, Kyrgyzstan exported a total of $2.85B, making it the number 131 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Kyrgyzstan have changed by $1.41B from $1.44B in 2015 to $2.85B in 2020.

The most recent exports are led by Gold ($1.86B), Precious Metal Ore ($122M), Dried Legumes ($66.8M), Refined Petroleum ($47.7M), and Raw Cotton ($27.1M). The most common destination for the exports of Kyrgyzstan are United Kingdom ($1.8B), Russia ($254M), Kazakhstan ($254M), Uzbekistan ($155M), and Turkey ($71M).

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Kyrgyzstan Exports Services (2020): $399M

Kyrgyzstan Imports Services (2020): $559M

In 2020, Kyrgyzstan exported $399M worth of services. The top services exported by Kyrgyzstan in 2020 were Personal travel ($151M), Air transport ($57.1M), Miscellaneous business, professional, and technical services ($44.5M), Other transport of which: Rail transport ($41.6M), and Other transport of which: Road transport ($31.7M).

The top services imported by Kyrgyzstan in 2020 were Other transport of which: Rail transport ($241M), Personal travel ($88.8M), Miscellaneous business, professional, and technical services ($56.1M), Other transport of which: Road transport ($46.3M), and Air transport ($33.6M).

Economic Complexity

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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 (70.8), Dried Fruits (41.7), Dried Legumes (32.9), Float Glass (32.3), and Gold (25.9). 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 Microscopes (1.2), Electric Filament (1.05), Casting Machines (0.83), Central Heating Boilers (0.8), and Other Aluminium Products (0.69). 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 Oily Seeds (0.13), Tropical Fruits (0.12), Perfume Plants (0.12), Other Vegetables (0.12), and Sheep Hides (0.12). 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 a country currently specializes in.

Relatedness Space

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This network shows the products most related to the production structure of Kyrgyzstan. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that Kyrgyzstan exports. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk vs strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is 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 greenhouse emissions.

Economic Complexity Ranking

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During the last 20 years Kyrgyzstan's⁩ ⁨economy has become relatively less complex, moving from the ⁩⁨nullth to the 71st⁩ 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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