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Russian trade with Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2016

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 the first quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia's Trade with Thailand

In the 1st quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with Thailand was $294,347,732, down 47.84% ($269,967,537) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $74,560,034, down 55.89% ($94,490,815) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $219,787,698, down 44.39% ($175,476,722) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade deficit with Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2016 was $145,227,664, a 35.80% decrease ($80,985,907) over the 1st quarter of 2015.

Thailand was Russia's 51st largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 40th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.3025% of Russia's total trade (down from 0.4265% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Thailand was Russia's 68th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 58th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1215% of Russia's total exports (down from 0.1873% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Thailand was Russia's 32nd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 26th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.6116% of Russia's total imports (down from 0.9404% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to Thailand

The major share of Russian exports to Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2016 (and in the 1st quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 43.85% of Russia's total exports to Thailand (51.85% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 24.49% of Russia's total exports to Thailand (23.91% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 23.13% of Russia's total exports to Thailand (20.35% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.50% of Russia's total exports to Thailand (0.90% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.62% of Russia's total exports to Thailand (1.97% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's exports to Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $1,585,317;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $1,021,462;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $293,080.

The largest declines in Russia's exports to Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 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 $54,960,302;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $20,920,680;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $15,707,137;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $2,390,775;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $1,471,697;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,283,990;
  • 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 $356,621;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $344,928.
Russia's exports to Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total export
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 36,400 0.05 -60.33
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 411,545 0.55 -22.07
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 861,682 1.16 -63.07
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 860 0.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00
10 Cereals 0 0.00 -100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 447,060 0.60 190.34
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 -100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 -100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 -100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,704 0.00 -78.20
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 272 0.00 -68.95
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 195,616 0.26
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,684,822 2.26 0.47
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 31,010,165 41.59 -63.93
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 -100.00
29 Organic chemicals 88,022 0.12
30 Pharmaceutical products 45,975 0.06
31 Fertilizers 16,347,575 21.93 -56.14
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,645 0.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 147,116 0.20
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 105 0.00 -12.50
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,379 0.00 -62.20
39 Plastics and articles thereof 497,118 0.67 -15.32
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,133,393 1.52 -53.11
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20 0.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 199,251 0.27 876.43
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,059,126 2.76 334.59
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,095,161 1.47 6.37
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,441 0.00 -51.63
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1 0.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 362 0.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1 0.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,866 0.01 18.86
70 Glass and glassware 174,868 0.23 148.55
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 180,220 0.24 53.14
72 Iron and steel 12,719,306 17.06 -55.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,765 0.02 83.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 129 0.00 -99.86
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,475,936 4.66 -40.75
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,021,462 1.37
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,160 0.01
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,573 0.00 -38.77
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 137,672 0.18 -71.47
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 121,124 0.16 -74.65
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 180,750 0.24 386.16
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 56,269 0.08 -79.26
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4,713 0.01
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11,829 0.02 56.99
SS Classified 174,575 0.23 -34.65

Russia's Imports from Thailand

The major share of Russian imports from Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2016 (and in the 1st quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 50.26% of Russia's total imports from Thailand (67.46% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.70% of Russia's total imports from Thailand (12.01% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.11% of Russia's total imports from Thailand (9.15% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.23% of Russia's total imports from Thailand (3.79% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.33% of Russia's total imports from Thailand (3.10% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.21% of Russia's total imports from Thailand (2.13% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's imports from Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $2,976,211;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,492,985.

The largest declines in Russia's imports from Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $131,160,032;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $13,821,631;
  • 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 $9,717,057;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $3,977,171;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3,798,513;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $2,751,162;
  • 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 $1,698,288;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,628,911;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $1,472,429;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,414,237;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1,376,181;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $1,096,012;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $858,240;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $840,720;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $717,563.
Russia's imports from Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total import
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 20,404 0.01 -95.63
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,590,637 2.54 -9.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,129 0.00 -39.88
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,496,322 0.68 50.70
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 731,595 0.33 79.59
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,052,884 0.48 11.62
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,674 0.00 -72.23
10 Cereals 3,850,854 1.75 -18.23
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 127,398 0.06 -78.69
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 866,382 0.39 16.98
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 23,126 0.01
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 35,829 0.02 539.58
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,753,963 1.25 -28.47
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 50,701 0.02 401.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 383,088 0.17 45,235.86
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 678,534 0.31 58.43
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 8,461,206 3.85 -24.54
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 364,608 0.17 -27.68
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 129,090 0.06 -39.36
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,890,053 0.86 -13.51
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,487,584 1.13 -8.71
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 254 0.00 -98.98
26 Ores, slag and ash 272,593 0.12 44.88
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 24,507 0.01 -6.84
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 553,308 0.25 72.15
29 Organic chemicals 322,459 0.15 -66.85
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,418,522 0.65 -1.21
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 618,002 0.28 54.22
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 981,630 0.45 -58.37
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 497,255 0.23 -22.70
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,552,007 1.16 25.64
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 125,805 0.06 28.27
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 557,580 0.25 -47.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,824,367 4.47 17.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 25,854,668 11.76 -13.33
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 390,807 0.18 16.95
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 209,198 0.10 -29.12
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 -100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 -100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 223,866 0.10 -48.72
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 93,347 0.04 65.53
50 Silk 0 0.00 -100.00
52 Cotton 1,865 0.00 1,693.27
54 Man-made filaments 62,592 0.03 10.78
55 Man-made staple fibers 146,169 0.07 -85.19
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,648,612 1.66 442.62
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 6,837 0.00 -59.97
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 82,794 0.04 6.97
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6,027 0.00 -61.53
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 -100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,420,992 2.01 -6.39
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 756,690 0.34 -29.36
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 269,760 0.12 -53.24
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,421,553 2.92 -3.25
65 Headgear and parts thereof 25,331 0.01 -73.66
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 108 0.00 -44.62
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 34,085 0.02 814.79
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 14,411 0.01 -90.65
69 Ceramic products 481,871 0.22 -75.34
70 Glass and glassware 114,827 0.05 -86.21
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11,703,951 5.33 -4.36
72 Iron and steel 108,991 0.05 -93.73
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,424,136 0.65 -72.73
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,620 0.00 -25.89
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 24,554 0.01 -82.48
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 15,472 0.01
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 696 0.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 739,382 0.34 14.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 334,104 0.15 -49.18
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 46,738,176 21.27 -73.73
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 31,922,230 14.52 -23.34
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 61,959 0.03 -52.38
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 25,767,223 11.72 -34.91
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 112,878 0.05 4.36
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,854,899 2.66 -19.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 859,341 0.39 -30.07
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,194 0.00 -24.84
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 413,161 0.19 -80.43
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,338,352 0.61 1.28
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 341,910 0.16 -1.13
SS Classified 709 0.00 -97.91
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia