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Russian trade with Thailand in 2012

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Thailand in 2012: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Thailand

In 2012, Russia’s trade with Thailand was $3,381,781,197, down 17.66% ($725,396,985) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2012 were $1,410,820,645, down 33.64% ($715,284,044) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2012 were $1,970,960,552, down 0.51% ($10,112,941) from 2011.

Russia’s trade balance with Thailand went from a surplus of $145,031,196 in 2011, to a deficit of $560,139,907 in 2012.

Thailand was Russia’s 38th largest trading partner in 2012 (down from 31st in 2011), accounting for 0.4016% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4994% in 2011).

Thailand was Russia’s 47th largest export market in 2012 (down from 34th in 2011), accounting for 0.2689% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4115% in 2011).

Thailand was Russia’s 30th largest supplier in 2012 (down from 28th in 2011), accounting for 0.6212% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.6479% in 2011).

Russia’s Exports to Thailand

The major share of Russian exports to Thailand in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 55.53% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (71.52% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 23.35% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (19.15% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.20% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (6.36% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.34% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (0.17% in 2011);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.87% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (1.11% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $119,237,211;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $10,723,393.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $737,936,978;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $80,128,999;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $11,070,084.
Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
02 Meat and edible meat offal 85,071 0.01 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,690,806 0.12 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,000,313 0.35 3,808,42431.30
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 17,402 0.00 99,723-82.55
10 Cereals 257,810 0.02 224,58514.79
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,181,847 0.08 2,693,615-56.12
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 548 0.00 183199.45
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 11,829 0.00 2285,088.16
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 161 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 91,175 0.01 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 18,715 0.00 16,07416.43
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 14,383,315 1.02 13,360,7407.65
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,562,844 0.11 1,784,804-12.44
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 767,536,726 54.40 1,505,473,704-49.02
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 731,978 0.05 322,217127.17
29 Organic chemicals 2,692,160 0.19 288,790832.22
30 Pharmaceutical products 42,050 0.00 39,3466.87
31 Fertilizers 249,497,435 17.68 130,260,22491.54
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 35,167 0.00 2,8161,148.83
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 30 0.00 0
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 2,886 0.00 8,157-64.62
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,615 0.00 3,614-27.64
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 79,838 0.01 71,45211.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,182,049 0.08 2,368,765-50.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,525,846 0.18 1,901,58932.83
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 5,117-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 629,465 0.04 396,19458.88
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,056,097 0.43 17,126,181-64.64
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,620,719 0.40 6,014,482-6.55
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 31,912 0.00 36,348-12.20
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 44,053 0.00 111,689-60.56
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,587 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 417 0.00 75456.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,172 0.00 4,943-56.06
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,460 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 248-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 50,012 0.00 28,65774.52
69 Ceramic products 216 0.00 6,974-96.90
70 Glass and glassware 84,909 0.01 16,069428.40
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 514,703 0.04 569,928-9.69
72 Iron and steel 319,825,093 22.67 399,954,092-20.03
73 Articles of iron or steel 217,195 0.02 301,611-27.99
74 Copper and articles thereof 50 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9,409,274 0.67 6,875,10736.86
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,071 0.00 76,974-88.22
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9,206 0.00 2,043350.61
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,914,179 0.14 1,930,730-0.86
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 339,825 0.02 75,806348.28
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 72,391 0.01 49,74845.52
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,026,224 0.29 88,0494,472.71
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 11,022,593 0.78 299,2003,584.02
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,483,056 0.11 1,162,35027.59
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 37,047 0.00 1,1163,219.62
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 90,109 0.01 131,359-31.40
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 49 0.00 3,922-98.75
SS Classified 695,937 0.05 28 106 627-97.52

Russia’s Imports from Thailand

The major share of Russian imports from Thailand in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 64.03% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (59.67% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.09% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (12.49% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.66% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (15.49% in 2011);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.55% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (5.11% in 2011);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.08% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (2.64% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.21% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (2.54% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $120,579,710;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $29,315,759;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $21,724,938;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $21,251,366;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $12,921,167;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $8,432,104.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $62,391,950;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $57,961,581;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $25,007,543;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $24,700,509;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $24,629,616;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $20,227,459.
Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
01 Live animals 12,712 0.00 1,988539.44
02 Meat and edible meat offal 14,823,156 0.75 1,901,989679.35
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 30,594,490 1.55 24,999,66822.38
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 227,419 0.01 9,3922,321.41
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 6,218,222 0.32 6,783,183-8.33
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,016,790 0.05 746,88436.14
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,266,742 0.27 3,844,14737.01
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 783,700 0.04 422,55485.47
10 Cereals 6,490,635 0.33 26,718,094-75.71
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 685,731 0.03 5,260,887-86.97
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,766,933 0.14 2,604,9346.22
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 48,651 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 96 0.00 6352.38
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 21,830 0.00 12,81670.33
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 27,031,542 1.37 25,536,0935.86
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 26,475,217 1.34 88,867,167-70.21
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,437 0.00 33,866-95.76
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,041,218 0.05 649,84360.23
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 67,075,431 3.40 92,082,974-27.16
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,184,754 0.11 1,616,21335.18
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,851,082 0.09 3,156,056-41.35
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 9,207,543 0.47 12,720,631-27.62
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 6,213,064 0.32 8,901,217-30.20
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 44,367 0.00 1,6402,605.30
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,627,051 0.08 986,20564.98
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,346 0.00 2,706-13.30
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 647,564 0.03 433,22749.47
29 Organic chemicals 5,045,472 0.26 29,745,981-83.04
30 Pharmaceutical products 409,966 0.02 36,7331,016.07
31 Fertilizers 14,050 0.00 18,018-22.02
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,305,663 0.22 4,036,2566.67
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11,873,791 0.60 8,006,33848.30
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 3,340,559 0.17 4,138,537-19.28
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5,756,929 0.29 6,446,934-10.70
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 651,099 0.03 548,34318.74
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,211,366 0.11 1,039,276112.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 97,519,623 4.95 76,268,25727.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 146,005,391 7.41 116,689,63225.12
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 5,450 0.00 1245,316.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,409,645 0.17 3,649,828-6.58
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 59 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,131,473 0.11 2,659,401-19.85
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 2,570-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 7,663 0.00 1,066618.86
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 25,343-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,830,014 0.19 3,724,1892.84
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 427,912 0.02 486,607-12.06
50 Silk 5,483 0.00 42,560-87.12
52 Cotton 510,477 0.03 560,846-8.98
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 8,553 0.00 16,808-49.11
54 Man-made filaments 955,802 0.05 1,601,984-40.34
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,134,590 0.11 852,471150.40
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,743,432 0.14 1,487,04984.49
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 160,013 0.01 62,704155.19
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 371,899 0.02 410,273-9.35
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 44,413 0.00 19,533127.37
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 305,820 0.02 172,21377.58
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 25,085,686 1.27 29,497,983-14.96
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 15,848,651 0.80 20,401,864-22.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,854,717 0.14 2,641,5758.07
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 17,872,512 0.91 42,502,128-57.95
65 Headgear and parts thereof 959,936 0.05 871,42010.16
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2,616 0.00 4,192-37.60
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 65,987 0.00 53,64723.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 319,136 0.02 524,064-39.10
69 Ceramic products 5,991,570 0.30 5,297,24413.11
70 Glass and glassware 2,690,510 0.14 1,771,55151.87
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 60,780,497 3.08 52,348,39316.11
72 Iron and steel 17,772,528 0.90 23,021,332-22.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 21,585,574 1.10 20,867,9473.44
74 Copper and articles thereof 106,633 0.01 83,18528.19
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 3,794-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 806,053 0.04 734,7559.70
80 Tin and articles thereof 815,095 0.04 3,265,647-75.04
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 22,764 0.00 64,190-64.54
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 799,882 0.04 665,41320.21
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,636,164 0.08 1,559,5564.91
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 295,556,454 15.00 353,518,035-16.40
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 494,311,492 25.08 373,731,78232.26
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 254,198 0.01 306,784-17.14
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 442,554,335 22.45 420,829,3975.16
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 790,551 0.04 569,21638.88
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 28,508,126 1.45 33,243,206-14.24
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,569,413 0.18 2,818,17426.66
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 134,198 0.01 101,66532.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 7,507,872 0.38 6,761,18611.04
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 13,730,398 0.70 10,017,54237.06
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,420,157 0.07 1,895,246-25.07
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 430 0.00 0
SS Classified 60,087 0.00 57 1815.08
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia