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Russian trade with Thailand in 2013

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 2013: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Thailand

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Thailand was $3,357,042,746, down 0.73% ($24,738,451) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2013 were $1,272,942,937, down 9.77% ($137,877,708) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2013 totaled $2,084,099,809, up 5.74% ($113,139,257) from 2012.

Russia’s trade deficit with Thailand in 2013 was $811,156,872, a 44.81% increase ($251,016,965) over 2012.

Thailand was Russia’s 38th largest trading partner in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 0.3986% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4016% in 2012).

Thailand was Russia’s 53rd largest export market in 2013 (down from 47th in 2012), accounting for 0.2414% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2689% in 2012).

Thailand was Russia’s 28th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 30th in 2012), accounting for 0.6617% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.6212% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Thailand

The major share of Russian exports to Thailand in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 44.08% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (55.53% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 24.76% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (18.20% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 18.56% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (23.35% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 9.37% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (0.04% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.27% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (0.87% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.14% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (0.59% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.50% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (1.34% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $118,781,516;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $57,378,013;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $12,096,485;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $5,373,631.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2013 over 2012 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 $219,334,417;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $108,037,214;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $11,009,267.
Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
02 Meat and edible meat offal 715,140 0.06 85,071740.64
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,043,735 0.16 1,690,80620.87
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,291,023 0.34 5,000,313-14.18
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 16,967 0.00 17,402-2.50
10 Cereals 5,631,441 0.44 257,8102,084.34
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 872,944 0.07 1,181,847-26.14
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 27,326 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3 0.00 548-99.45
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 11,829-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 16,055 0.00 1619,872.05
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 216,611 0.02 91,175137.58
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 717,329 0.06 18,7153,732.91
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 12,747,015 1.00 14,383,315-11.38
26 Ores, slag and ash 213,607 0.02 1,562,844-86.33
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 548,202,309 43.07 767,536,726-28.58
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 563,636 0.04 731,978-23.00
29 Organic chemicals 953,019 0.07 2,692,160-64.60
30 Pharmaceutical products 45,702 0.00 42,0508.68
31 Fertilizers 306,875,448 24.11 249,497,43523.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 11,964 0.00 35,167-65.98
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2 0.00 30-93.33
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 2,817 0.00 2,886-2.39
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,298 0.00 2,615-50.36
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,786 0.00 79,838-87.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,769,915 0.14 1,182,04949.73
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,003,053 0.39 2,525,84698.07
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 142 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 343,096 0.03 629,465-45.49
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 7,240,363 0.57 6,056,09719.55
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,568,653 0.67 5,620,71952.45
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 34,120 0.00 31,9126.92
52 Cotton 507 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 37,859 0.00 44,053-14.06
54 Man-made filaments 6 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 113 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 8-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 33 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 65 0.00 1,587-95.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 417-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 64,858 0.01 2,1722,886.10
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 2,460-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 63 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 274 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 34,588 0.00 50,012-30.84
69 Ceramic products 7,497 0.00 2163,370.83
70 Glass and glassware 4,544 0.00 84,909-94.65
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 119,296,219 9.37 514,70323,077.68
72 Iron and steel 211,787,879 16.64 319,825,093-33.78
73 Articles of iron or steel 223,118 0.02 217,1952.73
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,125,116 0.17 504,250,132.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,612 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 21,505,759 1.69 9,409,274128.56
78 Lead and articles thereof 448,656 0.04 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 772 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 10 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 133,171 0.01 9,0711,368.10
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 33,529 0.00 9,206264.21
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,659,933 0.13 1,914,179-13.28
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 3,076,023 0.24 339,825805.18
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 0 0.00 72,391-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 355,614 0.03 4,026,224-91.17
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 13,326 0.00 11,022,593-99.88
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,316,621 0.10 1,483,056-11.22
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 99 0.00 0
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 4,608 0.00 37,047-87.56
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 153 0.00 90,109-99.83
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 278 0.00 49467.35
SS Classified 3,674,515 0.29 695 937428.00

Russia’s Imports from Thailand

The major share of Russian imports from Thailand in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 61.69% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (64.03% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.54% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (14.09% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.71% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (10.66% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.30% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (3.08% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.07% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (3.55% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.01% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (2.21% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $49,697,466;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $33,172,093;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $14,592,018;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $9,801,489;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $8,661,461;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $7,491,055;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $7,302,095.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $15,003,062;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $11,428,509;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $11,206,676;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $7,200,955.
Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 46,729 0.00 12,712267.60
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,394,647 0.16 14,823,156-77.10
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 23,393,535 1.12 30,594,490-23.54
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10,640 0.00 227,419-95.32
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5,975,130 0.29 6,218,222-3.91
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,065,886 0.05 1,016,7904.83
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,691,304 0.32 5,266,74227.05
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 114,520 0.01 783,700-85.39
10 Cereals 15,152,096 0.73 6,490,635133.45
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,450,753 0.07 685,731111.56
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,190,870 0.15 2,766,93315.32
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 85,328 0.00 48,65175.39
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,374 0.00 961,331.25
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 83,667 0.00 21,830283.27
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 32,868,873 1.58 27,031,54221.59
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 15,268,541 0.73 26,475,217-42.33
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 64,896 0.00 1,4374,416.08
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,390,552 0.07 1,041,21833.55
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 81,667,449 3.92 67,075,43121.75
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,102,569 0.15 2,184,75442.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,488,429 0.12 1,851,08234.43
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 12,002,804 0.58 9,207,54330.36
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 13,704,119 0.66 6,213,064120.57
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 193,835 0.01 44,367336.89
26 Ores, slag and ash 608,043 0.03 1,627,051-62.63
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 187,653 0.01 2,3467,898.85
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 781,919 0.04 647,56420.75
29 Organic chemicals 5,524,499 0.27 5,045,4729.49
30 Pharmaceutical products 704,075 0.03 409,96671.74
31 Fertilizers 15,529 0.00 14,05010.53
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,018,468 0.24 4,305,66316.56
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14,172,843 0.68 11,873,79119.36
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 1,957,558 0.09 3,340,559-41.40
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 8,300,118 0.40 5,756,92944.18
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 621,573 0.03 651,099-4.53
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,137,555 0.05 2,211,366-48.56
39 Plastics and articles thereof 92,331,910 4.43 97,519,623-5.32
40 Rubber and articles thereof 151,684,506 7.28 146,005,3913.89
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 26 0.00 5,450-99.52
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,787,102 0.13 3,409,645-18.26
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 59-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,229,042 0.11 2,131,4734.58
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 858 0.00 7,663-88.80
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 20,830 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,911,657 0.24 3,830,01428.24
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 436,285 0.02 427,9121.96
50 Silk 3,552 0.00 5,483-35.22
52 Cotton 59,633 0.00 510,477-88.32
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 8,337 0.00 8,553-2.53
54 Man-made filaments 429,236 0.02 955,802-55.09
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,978,642 0.24 2,134,590133.24
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,724,449 0.23 2,743,43272.21
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 166,585 0.01 160,0134.11
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 194,172 0.01 371,899-47.79
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 12,636 0.00 44,413-71.55
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 551,943 0.03 305,82080.48
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 28,640,324 1.37 25,085,68614.17
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11,562,503 0.55 15,848,651-27.04
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,620,453 0.22 2,854,71761.85
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 27,674,001 1.33 17,872,51254.84
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,045,720 0.05 959,9368.94
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 203 0.00 2,616-92.24
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 147,514 0.01 65,987123.55
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 954,844 0.05 319,136199.20
69 Ceramic products 4,751,225 0.23 5,991,570-20.70
70 Glass and glassware 3,875,302 0.19 2,690,51044.04
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 110,477,963 5.30 60,780,49781.77
72 Iron and steel 12,980,210 0.62 17,772,528-26.96
73 Articles of iron or steel 21,098,427 1.01 21,585,574-2.26
74 Copper and articles thereof 66,346 0.00 106,633-37.78
75 Nickel and articles thereof 36 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 923,296 0.04 806,05314.55
79 Zinc and articles thereof 421 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 2,579,144 0.12 815,095216.42
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 24,401 0.00 22,7647.19
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,600,589 0.08 799,882100.10
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,637,661 0.13 1,636,16461.21
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 328,728,547 15.77 295,556,45411.22
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 493,073,440 23.66 494,311,492-0.25
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 438,832 0.02 254,19872.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 427,551,273 20.51 442,554,335-3.39
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,292,629 0.06 790,55163.51
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 34,645,881 1.66 28,508,12621.53
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,381,336 0.21 3,569,41322.75
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 165,787 0.01 134,19823.54
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 14,809,967 0.71 7,507,87297.26
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 13,549,427 0.65 13,730,398-1.32
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,779,827 0.09 1,420,15725.33
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 430-100.00
SS Classified 52,500 0.00 60 087-12.63
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia