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Russian trade with Thailand in the 3rd 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 third quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Thailand

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Thailand totaled $609,840,230, up 35.47% ($159,683,200) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $284,296,239, up 192.28% ($187,027,646) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $325,543,991, down 7.75% ($27,344,446) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $41,247,752, a 83.86% decrease ($214,372,092) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Thailand was Russia’s 40th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 42nd in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.5002% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3547% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Thailand was Russia’s 42nd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 70th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.3952% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1223% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Thailand was Russia’s 30th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 28th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.6514% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.7447% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Thailand

The major share of Russian exports to Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 48.31% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (49.23% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes codes 28-40) - 6.29% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (16.96% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.66% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (16.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.66% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (11.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.09% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (2.06% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.78% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (3.91% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd 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) - an increase of $89,709,457;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $5,563,781;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $3,340,951;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,070,379;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1,516,954.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $5,405,421;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,033,508.
Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 15,357-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,524,416 1.59 1,183,465282.30
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 566,444 0.20 493,06514.88
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3 0.00 0
10 Cereals 664,883 0.23 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 121,450 0.04 184,661-34.23
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 56,280-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3 0.00 133-97.74
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 806-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 44,924 0.02 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,240 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,427 0.00 1,224588.48
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 69,620-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,470,096 0.52 1,735,159-15.28
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 135,862,849 47.79 46,153,392194.37
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 33,851 0.01 0
29 Organic chemicals 11,791 0.00 100,071-88.22
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 123-100.00
31 Fertilizers 15,844,349 5.57 14,427,39510.59
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 147 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 236,520 0.08 131,819,284.62
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 61 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 505 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,719 0.00 12,341-37.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,022,179 0.36 291,790250.31
40 Rubber and articles thereof 727,180 0.26 1,760,688-58.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 8-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 168,500 0.06 59,948181.08
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,378,049 0.84 1,702,74839.66
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,442,140 0.86 2,037,78619.84
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 78,705 0.03 2,0603,720.63
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 26 0.00 9188.89
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 112 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 35-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 188-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 615 0.00 6,323-90.27
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 15,380 0.01 1,3101,074.05
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 56-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 109-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 47,496 0.02 5,900705.02
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 277-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 134,630 0.05 110,79521.51
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 47,431 0.02 44,5476.47
72 Iron and steel 5,396,242 1.90 10,801,663-50.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 257,531 0.09 13,4061,821.01
74 Copper and articles thereof 80,615 0.03 86,477-6.78
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4,017 0.00 1,608149.81
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9,971,934 3.51 4 408,153126.22
78 Lead and articles thereof 348,986 0.12 522,709-33.24
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 30,021 0.01 3,060881.08
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,710 0.00 10,243-73.54
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,387,498 0.84 317,119652.87
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 247,918 0.09 226,8779.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 122,422 0.04 133,916-8.58
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 10,000,000 3.52 10,000,0000.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 499,032 0.18 45,590994.61
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 10,683 0.00 5661,787.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10,943 0.00 16,621-34.16
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,804 0.00 566,692.86
SS Classified 88,449,762 31.11 322,84727,296.80

Russia’s Imports from Thailand

The major share of Russian imports from Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 57.22% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (53.94% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes codes 28-40) - 18.94% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (20.88% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.88% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (11.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.97% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (4.58% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.35% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (3.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.00% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (1.96% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5,148,357;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $5,101,083;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $2,504,491;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $1,192,911.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $12,508,872;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $7,297,445;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $3,910,725;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $3,523,583;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1,618,218;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,497,132;
  • 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 $1,449,543;
  • 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 $1,438,749;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $1,299,048;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1,099,777;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $1,003,622.
Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 7,189 0.00 753,242-99.05
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,431,750 1.36 7,955,333-44.29
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,777 0.00 1,856-4.26
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 806,804 0.25 1,201,251-32.84
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 534,474 0.16 381,90739.95
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 648,494 0.20 544,04919.20
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 8,125 0.00 9,260-12.26
10 Cereals 2,730,336 0.84 3,137,086-12.97
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 302,268 0.09 308,601-2.05
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,105,801 0.34 574,78492.39
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 19,397 0.01 13,49143.78
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 49,296 0.02 4 4501,007.78
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 5,029,026 1.54 6,032,648-16.64
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 176,178 0.05 95,83083.84
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8,843 0.00 292,162-96.97
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 571,118 0.18 672,425-15.07
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 11,291,803 3.47 12,910,021-12.53
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 956,114 0.29 763,78325.18
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 333,714 0.10 510,675-34.65
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,529,947 0.47 1,374,20511.33
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,608,194 0.49 1,849,431-13.04
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 32,636 0.01 41,020-20.44
26 Ores, slag and ash 323,923 0.10 171,33189.06
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 120,674 0.04 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,428,750 0.44 235,839505.82
29 Organic chemicals 845,582 0.26 1,043,053-18.93
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,346,822 1.64 6,049,624-11.62
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 900,342 0.28 508,08277.20
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,546,430 0.48 1,302,97918.68
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 921,799 0.28 643,97443.14
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,681,955 0.52 2,058,478-18.29
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 163,211 0.05 144,91612.62
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 849,672 0.26 808,3895.11
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15,196,006 4.67 27,704,878-45.15
40 Rubber and articles thereof 32,766,862 10.07 33,200,372-1.31
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 561,086 0.17 520,7677.74
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 257,306 0.08 198,58729.57
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 354 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 37,840-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 496,288 0.15 451,6839.88
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 141,744 0.04 167,460-15.36
52 Cotton 2,255 0.00 22,787-90.10
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 858 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 54,383 0.02 27,86195.19
55 Man-made staple fibers 211,072 0.06 148,52542.11
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 8,824,293 2.71 3,723,210137.01
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 30,926 0.01 11,832161.38
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6,944 0.00 14,416-51.49
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 18,009 0.01 24 421-26.26
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 31,372 0.01 21,83243.70
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,781,668 1.16 4,187,431-9.69
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 912,125 0.28 1,224,083-25.49
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 380,350 0.12 393,103-3.24
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,772,661 1.47 6,071,709-21.40
65 Headgear and parts thereof 379,183 0.12 290,23230.65
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 10 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 13,957 0.00 12,7249.69
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 291,502 0.09 4,202,227-93.06
69 Ceramic products 800,839 0.25 1,519,322-47.29
70 Glass and glassware 142,074 0.04 620,064-77.09
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10,908,550 3.35 10,701,2601.94
72 Iron and steel 215,169 0.07 1,140,276-81.13
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,070,368 0.33 2,567,500-58.31
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,308 0.00 9,433-33.13
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 161,251 0.05 81,52197.80
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 21,117 0.01 114,793-81.60
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,298,617 0.40 2,398,394-45.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 480,121 0.15 593,252-19.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 89,310,115 27.43 84,161,7586.12
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 45,564,659 14.00 47,003,408-3.06
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 385,551 0.12 39,579874.13
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 43,793,436 13.45 51,090,881-14.28
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 199,111 0.06 82,303141.92
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,022,134 2.16 7,957,021-11.75
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,161,206 0.36 1,651,621-29.69
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,233 0.00 16,820-80.78
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 454,942 0.14 1,904 485-76.11
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,082,365 1.87 3,577,87470.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,019,167 0.31 598,84470.19
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 7-100.00
SS Classified 0 0.00 5,966-100.00

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