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Russian trade with Thailand in 2014

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 2014: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Thailand

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Thailand totaled $3,986,885,032, up 18.76% ($629,842,286) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2014 totaled $1,755,023,169, up 37.87% ($482,080,232) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2014 totaled $2,231,861,863, up 7.09% ($147,762,054) from 2013.

Russia’s trade deficit with Thailand in 2014 was $476,838,694, a 41.21% decrease ($334,318,178) over 2013.

Thailand was Russia’s 36th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 38th in 2013), accounting for 0.5092% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3986% in 2013).

Thailand was Russia’s 39th largest export market in 2014 (up from 53rd in 2013), accounting for 0.3532% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2414% in 2013).

Thailand was Russia’s 27th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 28th in 2013), accounting for 0.7804% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.6617% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Thailand

The major share of Russian exports to Thailand in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 71.00% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (44.08% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.00% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (18.56% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.71% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (24.76% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 6.70% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (9.37% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.75% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (1.27% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.57% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (1.14% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $686,470,555.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $146,394,461;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $49,087,214;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $5,415,022.
Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,381,140 0.08 715,14093.13
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,751,152 0.10 2,043,735-14.32
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,551,774 0.26 4,291,0236.08
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 21,322 0.00 16,96725.67
10 Cereals 216,419 0.01 5,631,441-96.16
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,044,011 0.06 872,94419.60
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 86,755 0.00 27,326217.48
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,284 0.00 342,700.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,074 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 39,128 0.00 16,055143.71
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 187,653 0.01 216,611-13.37
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 645,559 0.04 717,329-10.01
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11,450,358 0.65 12,747,015-10.17
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 213,607-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,234,672,864 70.35 548,202,309125.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 265,218 0.02 563,636-52.95
29 Organic chemicals 244,240 0.01 953,019-74.37
30 Pharmaceutical products 118,199 0.01 45,702158.63
31 Fertilizers 160,480,987 9.14 306,875,448-47.70
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,779 0.00 11,964-76.77
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,644 0.00 2432,100.00
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 3,281 0.00 2,81716.47
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,904 0.00 1,29846.69
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,855 0.00 9,786-29.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,474,210 0.14 1,769,91539.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,771,624 0.39 5,003,05335.35
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4,046 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 21,965 0.00 14215,368.31
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 512,458 0.03 343,09649.36
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,368,168 0.36 7,240,363-12.05
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,215,047 0.35 8,568,653-27.47
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 28,051 0.00 34,120-17.79
52 Cotton 0 0.00 507-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 37,859-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 6-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 236 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 113-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 33-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,090 0.00 653,115.38
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,356 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 405,932 0.02 64,858525.88
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 18,777 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 63-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 216 0.00 274-21.17
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 31,900 0.00 34,588-7.77
69 Ceramic products 2,789 0.00 7,497-62.80
70 Glass and glassware 177,734 0.01 4,5443,811.40
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 117,640,307 6.70 119,296,219-1.39
72 Iron and steel 162,700,665 9.27 211,787,879-23.18
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,520,275 0.09 223,118581.38
74 Copper and articles thereof 909,703 0.05 2,125,116-57.19
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,612-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 26,641,985 1.52 21,505,75923.88
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,276,947 0.07 448,656184.62
79 Zinc and articles thereof 61 0.00 772-92.10
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 10-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 61 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,222 0.00 133,171-96.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 52,898 0.00 33,52957.77
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,142,213 0.12 1,659,93329.05
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 297,096 0.02 3,076,023-90.34
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 132,766 0.01 355,614-62.67
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 26,084 0.00 13,32695.74
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 583,709 0.03 1,316,621-55.67
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 78 0.00 99-21.21
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,250 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 6,483 0.00 4,60840.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,569 0.00 153925.49
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,093 0.00 278293.17
SS Classified 857,505 0.05 3 674 515-76.66

Russia’s Imports from Thailand

The major share of Russian imports from Thailand in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 61.49% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (61.69% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.47% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (13.54% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.82% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (10.71% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.85% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (5.30% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.45% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (4.07% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.74% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (2.01% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $299,113,972;
  • 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 $19,989,513;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $19,505,397;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $18,185,499;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $14,997,799;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $10,153,495.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2014 over 2013 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) - a decrease of $153,052,353;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $63,840,364;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $23,844,168;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $8,074,662;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $7,098,162.
Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 16,033 0.00 46,729-65.69
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,440,845 0.11 3,394,647-28.10
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 33,547,030 1.50 23,393,53543.40
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,796 0.00 10,640-54.92
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4,372,251 0.20 5,975,130-26.83
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,266,733 0.10 1,065,886112.66
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,451,198 0.33 6,691,30411.36
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 809,621 0.04 114,520606.97
10 Cereals 33,337,595 1.49 15,152,096120.02
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,715,585 0.12 1,450,75387.18
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,013,151 0.14 3,190,870-5.57
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 86,384 0.00 85,3281.24
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 317 0.00 1,374-76.93
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 148,032 0.01 83,66776.93
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 32,275,412 1.45 32,868,873-1.81
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 16,583,995 0.74 15,268,5418.62
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 791,322 0.04 64,8961,119.37
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,090,547 0.14 1,390,552122.25
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 73,592,787 3.30 81,667,449-9.89
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,078,431 0.14 3,102,569-0.78
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,379,495 0.11 2,488,429-4.38
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 12,922,043 0.58 12,002,8047.66
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 6,605,957 0.30 13,704,119-51.80
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 123,027 0.01 193,835-36.53
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,535,262 0.07 608,043152.49
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 258,399 0.01 187,65337.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,638,903 0.07 781,919109.60
29 Organic chemicals 3,610,214 0.16 5,524,499-34.65
30 Pharmaceutical products 15,701,874 0.70 704,0752,130.14
31 Fertilizers 22,383 0.00 15,52944.14
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,645,280 0.25 5,018,46812.49
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14,365,331 0.64 14,172,8431.36
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 4,293,720 0.19 1,957,558119.34
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 12,721,648 0.57 8,300,11853.27
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 371,093 0.02 621,573-40.30
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,651,965 0.12 1,137,555133.13
39 Plastics and articles thereof 111,837,307 5.01 92,331,91021.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 127,840,338 5.73 151,684,506-15.72
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 34,752 0.00 26133,561.54
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,254,327 0.15 2,787,10216.76
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 180 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,760,496 0.08 2,229,042-21.02
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 29,120 0.00 8583,293.94
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,557 0.00 20,830-68.52
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,092,716 0.23 4,911,6573.69
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 594,447 0.03 436,28536.25
50 Silk 3,322 0.00 3,552-6.48
52 Cotton 104,998 0.00 59,63376.07
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,631 0.00 8,337-80.44
54 Man-made filaments 574,833 0.03 429,23633.92
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,131,330 0.19 4,978,642-17.02
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,083,664 0.14 4,724,449-34.73
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 194,625 0.01 166,58516.83
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 249,589 0.01 194,17228.54
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 72,237 0.00 12,636471.68
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 266,223 0.01 551,943-51.77
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 29,038,515 1.30 28,640,3241.39
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,627,748 0.34 11,562,503-34.03
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,356,893 0.20 4,620,453-5.70
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 26,511,621 1.19 27,674,001-4.20
65 Headgear and parts thereof 747,091 0.03 1,045,720-28.56
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 682 0.00 203235.96
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 92,927 0.00 147,514-37.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,495,419 0.25 954,844475.53
69 Ceramic products 5,617,476 0.25 4,751,22518.23
70 Glass and glassware 4,833,116 0.22 3,875,30224.72
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 130,467,476 5.85 110,477,96318.09
72 Iron and steel 11,518,874 0.52 12,980,210-11.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 18,123,489 0.81 21,098,427-14.10
74 Copper and articles thereof 43,175 0.00 66,346-34.92
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 36-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,724,139 0.08 923,29686.74
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 421-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,579,144-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 26,826 0.00 24,4019.94
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,344,100 0.15 1,600,589108.93
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,075,344 0.18 2,637,66154.51
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 627,842,519 28.13 328,728,54790.99
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 340,021,087 15.23 493,073,440-31.04
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 1,626,139 0.07 438,832270.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 363,710,909 16.30 427,551,273-14.93
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 746,412 0.03 1,292,629-42.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 38,506,288 1.73 34,645,88111.14
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5,697,279 0.26 4,381,33630.04
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 154,919 0.01 165,787-6.56
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 18,190,237 0.82 14,809,96722.82
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16,607,669 0.74 13,549,42722.57
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,474,537 0.07 1,779,827-17.15
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,954 0.00 0
SS Classified 35,652 0.00 52 500-32.09

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Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia