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Russian trade with Thailand in 2015

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 2015: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Thailand

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Thailand was $2,052,479,991, down 48.52% ($1,934,405,041) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2015 were $561,313,221, down 68.02% ($1,193,709,948) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2015 were $1,491,166,770, down 33.19% ($740,695,093) from 2014.

Russia’s trade deficit with Thailand in 2015 was $929,853,549, a 95.00% increase ($453,014,855) over 2014.

Thailand was Russia’s 41st largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 36th in 2014), accounting for 0.3900% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.5092% in 2014).

Thailand was Russia’s 62nd largest export market in 2015 (down from 39th in 2014), accounting for 0.1634% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3532% in 2014).

Thailand was Russia’s 28th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 27th in 2014), accounting for 0.8163% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.7804% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Thailand

The major share of Russian exports to Thailand in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 40.33% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (71.00% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 23.15% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (11.00% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.61% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (9.71% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.11% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (0.18% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.33% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (0.75% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.56% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (0.57% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.05% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (6.70% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $9,973,916;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,338,700.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2015 over 2014 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 $1,017,617,296;
  • 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) - a decrease of $117,366,538;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $56,445,881;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $46,285,596;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $5,109,829;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $2,139,623.
Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
02 Meat and edible meat offal 348,971 0.06 1,381,140-74.73
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,173,835 0.39 1,751,15224.14
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,726,315 0.84 4,551,7743.83
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 21,322-100.00
10 Cereals 406,238 0.07 216,41987.71
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 876,703 0.16 1,044,011-16.03
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 139,223 0.02 86,75560.48
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 460 0.00 1,284-64.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,940 0.00 5,074-22.35
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,372 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 28,269 0.01 39,128-27.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,100 0.00 187,653-98.88
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 69,620 0.01 645,559-89.22
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9,310,735 1.66 11,450,358-18.69
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 217,055,568 38.67 1,234,672,864-82.42
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 294,791 0.05 265,21811.15
29 Organic chemicals 1,891,122 0.34 244,240674.29
30 Pharmaceutical products 60,039 0.01 118,199-49.21
31 Fertilizers 114,195,391 20.34 160,480,987-28.84
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 2,779-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 36,598 0.01 8,644323.39
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 0 0.00 3,281-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 120 0.00 1,904-93.70
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 15,989 0.00 6,855133.25
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,316,925 0.41 2,474,210-6.36
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,081,904 1.44 6,771,62419.35
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 4,046-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 138 0.00 21,965-99.37
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 454,802 0.08 512,458-11.25
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5,912,743 1.05 6,368,168-7.15
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,689,649 1.19 6,215,0477.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11,911 0.00 28,051-57.54
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 9 0.00 236-96.19
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 35 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 258 0.00 2,090-87.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,323 0.00 4,35645.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,391 0.00 405,932-99.41
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,084 0.00 18,777-94.23
65 Headgear and parts thereof 153,068 0.03 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 109 0.00 216-49.54
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 37,967 0.01 31,90019.02
69 Ceramic products 644 0.00 2,789-76.91
70 Glass and glassware 436,663 0.08 177,734145.68
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 273,769 0.05 117,640,307-99.77
72 Iron and steel 106,254,784 18.93 162,700,665-34.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 76,273 0.01 1,520,275-94.98
74 Copper and articles thereof 664,729 0.12 909,703-26.93
75 Nickel and articles thereof 5,920 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 21,532,156 3.84 26,641,985-19.18
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,374,851 0.24 1,276,9477.67
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 61-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 61-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 30,416 0.01 4,222620.42
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 17,235 0.00 52,898-67.42
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,445,756 0.44 2,142,21314.17
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 1,335,319 0.24 297,096349.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,471,466 0.44 132,7661,761.52
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 10,000,000 1.78 26,08438,237.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,198,756 0.21 583,709105.37
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 78-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 1,250-100.00
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 14,974 0.00 6,483130.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 24,181 0.00 1,5691,441.17
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 106 0.00 1,093-90.30
SS Classified 37,847,508 6.74 857 5054,313.68

Russia’s Imports from Thailand

The major share of Russian imports from Thailand in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 60.70% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (61.49% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.12% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (13.47% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.72% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (10.82% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.93% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (3.45% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.90% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (5.85% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.87% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (1.74% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $15,354,916;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $8,582,736.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2015 over 2014 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 $196,890,987;
  • 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 $152,910,337;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $105,182,651;
  • 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) - a decrease of $72,238,886;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $49,411,830;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $26,779,686;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $17,252,931;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $16,409,860;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $13,321,541;
  • 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) - a decrease of $11,915,721;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $11,708,312;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $10,789,167;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $9,162,238;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $7,193,902;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $7,050,437;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $6,774,059;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $6,489,681;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $6,329,049.
Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 8,470 0.00 16,033-47.17
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,696,357 0.11 2,440,845-30.50
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 24,384,792 1.64 33,547,030-27.31
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16,122 0.00 4,796236.16
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4,142,408 0.28 4,372,251-5.26
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,833,337 0.12 2,266,733-19.12
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,845,379 0.26 7,451,198-48.39
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 43,027 0.00 809,621-94.69
10 Cereals 16,084,664 1.08 33,337,595-51.75
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,395,004 0.09 2,715,585-48.63
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,794,281 0.19 3,013,151-7.26
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 45,555 0.00 86,384-47.26
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 317-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 54,650 0.00 148,032-63.08
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 18,953,871 1.27 32,275,412-41.27
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 174,135 0.01 16,583,995-98.95
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 947,265 0.06 791,32219.71
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,419,932 0.16 3,090,547-21.70
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 46,813,101 3.14 73,592,787-36.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,675,789 0.18 3,078,431-13.08
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,392,938 0.09 2,379,495-41.46
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,147,984 0.41 12,922,043-52.42
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 9,015,095 0.60 6,605,95736.47
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 107,207 0.01 123,027-12.86
26 Ores, slag and ash 934,935 0.06 1,535,262-39.10
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 54,625 0.00 258,399-78.86
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,011,372 0.07 1,638,903-38.29
29 Organic chemicals 4,176,536 0.28 3,610,21415.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 19,163,991 1.29 15,701,87422.05
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 22,383-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,859,029 0.19 5,645,280-49.36
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,314,894 0.49 14,365,331-49.08
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 2,793,606 0.19 4,293,720-34.94
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 8,716,606 0.58 12,721,648-31.48
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 439,323 0.03 371,09318.39
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,136,115 0.21 2,651,96518.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 62,425,477 4.19 111,837,307-44.18
40 Rubber and articles thereof 143,195,254 9.60 127,840,33812.01
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 60,408 0.00 34,75273.83
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,856,721 0.12 3,254,327-42.95
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 180-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 964,578 0.06 1,760,496-45.21
45 Cork and articles of cork 126 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 55 0.00 29,120-99.81
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 55,389 0.00 6,557744.73
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,352,132 0.09 5,092,716-73.45
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 286,891 0.02 594,447-51.74
50 Silk 1,746 0.00 3,322-47.44
52 Cotton 43,170 0.00 104,998-58.88
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 1,631-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 228,967 0.02 574,833-60.17
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,336,311 0.09 4,131,330-67.65
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 11,666,400 0.78 3,083,664278.33
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 141,685 0.01 194,625-27.20
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 170,436 0.01 249,589-31.71
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 43,574 0.00 72,237-39.68
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 63,355 0.00 266,223-76.20
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 17,330,203 1.16 29,038,515-40.32
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,205,579 0.28 7,627,748-44.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,551,695 0.17 4,356,893-41.43
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 20,021,940 1.34 26,511,621-24.48
65 Headgear and parts thereof 722,310 0.05 747,091-3.32
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 293 0.00 682-57.04
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 72,224 0.00 92,927-22.28
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,587,379 0.31 5,495,419-16.52
69 Ceramic products 6,512,144 0.44 5,617,47615.93
70 Glass and glassware 2,106,650 0.14 4,833,116-56.41
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 58,228,590 3.90 130,467,476-55.37
72 Iron and steel 4,324,972 0.29 11,518,874-62.45
73 Articles of iron or steel 14,610,683 0.98 18,123,489-19.38
74 Copper and articles thereof 39,616 0.00 43,175-8.24
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,221 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 391,991 0.03 1,724,139-77.26
78 Lead and articles thereof 32 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 12,553 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 166,361 0.01 26,826520.15
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,127,297 0.41 3,344,10083.23
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,232,214 0.15 4,075,344-45.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 522,659,868 35.05 627,842,519-16.75
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 187,110,750 12.55 340,021,087-44.97
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 377,866 0.03 1,626,139-76.76
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 166,819,922 11.19 363,710,909-54.13
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 403,525 0.03 746,412-45.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 27,717,121 1.86 38,506,288-28.02
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,034,615 0.27 5,697,279-29.18
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 63,437 0.00 154,919-59.05
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 6,274,516 0.42 18,190,237-65.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10,278,620 0.69 16,607,669-38.11
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,646,256 0.11 1,474,53711.65
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 7 0.00 1,954-99.64
SS Classified 47,250 0.00 35 65232.53
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