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Russian trade with Thailand in 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 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Thailand

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Thailand was $1,762,708,036, down 14.12% ($289,771,955) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2016 totaled $616,016,842, up 9.75% ($54,703,621) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2016 were $1,146,691,194, down 23.10% ($344,475,576) from 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Thailand in 2016 was $530,674,352, a 42.93% decrease ($399,179,197) over 2015.

Thailand was Russia’s 45th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 41st in 2015), accounting for 0.3768% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3900% in 2015).

Thailand was Russia’s 59th largest export market in 2016 (up from 62nd in 2015), accounting for 0.2158% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1634% in 2015).

Thailand was Russia’s 32nd largest supplier in 2016 (down from 28th in 2015), accounting for 0.6291% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.8163% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Thailand

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 45.24% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (40.33% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 16.60% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (23.15% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.78% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (22.61% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.02% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (1.56% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.77% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (3.11% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.74% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (2.33% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2016 over 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 $56,111,029;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $12,508,409;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $8,015,622;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $6,345,877;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $1,891,243.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $41,190,072;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $37,027,706;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $4,656,862;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $3,793,095.
Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 106,187 0.02 348,971-69.57
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8,519,712 1.38 2,173,835291.92
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,708,637 0.93 4,726,31520.78
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 450 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 860 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4 0.00 0
10 Cereals 8,421,860 1.37 406,2381,973.13
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,123,199 0.18 876,70328.12
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 139,223-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4,159 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 8 0.00 460-98.26
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 620 0.00 3,940-84.26
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 59,711 0.01 2,3722,417.33
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 513 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 69,191 0.01 28,269144.76
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 29,733 0.00 2,1001,315.86
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 729,054 0.12 69,620947.19
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,517,640 0.90 9,310,735-40.74
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 273,166,597 44.34 217,055,56825.85
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 267,746 0.04 294,791-9.17
29 Organic chemicals 123,395 0.02 1,891,122-93.48
30 Pharmaceutical products 81,982 0.01 60,03936.55
31 Fertilizers 77,167,685 12.53 114,195,391-32.42
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 466,462 0.08 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 674,484 0.11 36,5981,742.95
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 610 0.00 120408.33
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 35,036 0.01 15,989119.13
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,651,431 0.43 2,316,92514.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,425,042 0.56 8,081,904-57.62
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20 0.00 138-85.51
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 677,685 0.11 454,80249.01
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 7,803,986 1.27 5,912,74331.99
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,322,461 1.35 6,689,64924.41
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 98,157 0.02 11,911724.09
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,027 0.00 911,311.11
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 527 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 8 0.00 35-77.14
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 536 0.00 258107.75
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 14,580 0.00 6,323130.59
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 34,865 0.01 2,3911,358.18
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 1,084-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 153,068-100.00
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 143,622 0.02 37,967278.28
69 Ceramic products 1,837 0.00 644185.25
70 Glass and glassware 587,928 0.10 436,66334.64
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 424,501 0.07 273,76955.06
72 Iron and steel 65,064,712 10.56 106,254,784-38.77
73 Articles of iron or steel 305,207 0.05 76,273300.15
74 Copper and articles thereof 237,085 0.04 664,729-64.33
75 Nickel and articles thereof 32,213 0.01 5,920444.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 34,040,565 5.53 21,532,15658.09
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,530,288 0.41 1,374,85184.04
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 60,205 0.01 30,41697.94
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 17,275 0.00 17,2350.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,541,528 0.57 2,445,75644.80
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 1,119,398 0.18 1,335,319-16.17
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,087,188 0.18 2,471,466-56.01
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 10,000,000 1.62 10,000,0000.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,303,097 0.21 1,198,7568.70
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 7,470 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 61,048 0.01 14,974307.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 32,669 0.01 24,18135.10
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,929 0.00 1063,606.60
SS Classified 90,109,156 14.63 37 847 508138.08

Russia’s Imports from Thailand

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 55.14% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (60.70% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.87% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (17.12% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.19% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (9.72% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.63% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (3.93% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.08% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (3.90% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.12% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (1.87% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2016 over 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 $11,114,281;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $4,239,643.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $213,867,697;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $40,779,032;
  • 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 $17,774,362;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $17,715,038;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $12,084,714;
  • 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 $11,394,645;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $9,563,319;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $6,087,908;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $6,080,204;
  • 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 $4,363,812;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $3,999,589;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $3,723,438.
Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
01 Live animals 0 0.00 8,470-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 64,163 0.01 1,696,357-96.22
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 18,296,884 1.60 24,384,792-24.97
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 25,781 0.00 16,12259.91
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,935,891 0.34 4,142,408-4.99
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,634,608 0.23 1,833,33743.71
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,375,196 0.38 3,845,37913.78
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 40,938 0.00 43,027-4.86
10 Cereals 14,222,939 1.24 16,084,664-11.57
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 821,258 0.07 1,395,004-41.13
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,201,288 0.28 2,794,28114.57
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 56,270 0.00 45,55523.52
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 207,296 0.02 54,650279.32
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 18,864,745 1.65 18,953,871-0.47
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 797,809 0.07 174,135358.16
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 470,421 0.04 947,265-50.34
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,187,407 0.19 2,419,932-9.61
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 40,732,897 3.55 46,813,101-12.99
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,776,580 0.24 2,675,7893.77
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 972,234 0.08 1,392,938-30.20
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,720,525 0.50 6,147,984-6.95
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,873,179 0.69 9,015,095-12.67
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 54,610 0.00 107,207-49.06
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,060,904 0.09 934,93513.47
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 424,930 0.04 54,625677.90
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,721,953 0.32 1,011,372268.01
29 Organic chemicals 3,470,152 0.30 4,176,536-16.91
30 Pharmaceutical products 22,004,447 1.92 19,163,99114.82
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,324,959 0.29 2,859,02916.30
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,414,955 0.47 7,314,894-25.97
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 2,804,618 0.24 2,793,6060.39
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 8,029,758 0.70 8,716,606-7.88
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 617,133 0.05 439,32340.47
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,693,487 0.23 3,136,115-14.11
39 Plastics and articles thereof 50,340,763 4.39 62,425,477-19.36
40 Rubber and articles thereof 125,480,216 10.94 143,195,254-12.37
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 60,408-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,995,280 0.17 1,856,7217.46
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 960,436 0.08 964,578-0.43
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 126-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 809 0.00 551,370.91
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 55,389-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,447,122 0.13 1,352,1327.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 309,521 0.03 286,8917.89
50 Silk 0 0.00 1,746-100.00
52 Cotton 66,305 0.01 43,17053.59
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 858 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 229,066 0.02 228,9670.04
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,228,629 0.11 1,336,311-8.06
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 22,780,681 1.99 11,666,40095.27
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 140,371 0.01 141,685-0.93
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 101,604 0.01 170,436-40.39
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 83,535 0.01 43,57491.71
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 37,292 0.00 63,355-41.14
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 15,456,388 1.35 17,330,203-10.81
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,366,756 0.29 4,205,579-19.95
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,128,396 0.10 2,551,695-55.78
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 19,074,693 1.66 20,021,940-4.73
65 Headgear and parts thereof 754,009 0.07 722,3104.39
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 323 0.00 29310.24
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 64,073 0.01 72,224-11.29
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 587,790 0.05 4,587,379-87.19
69 Ceramic products 2,788,706 0.24 6,512,144-57.18
70 Glass and glassware 494,963 0.04 2,106,650-76.50
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 46,833,945 4.08 58,228,590-19.57
72 Iron and steel 926,862 0.08 4,324,972-78.57
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,047,364 0.44 14,610,683-65.45
74 Copper and articles thereof 20,477 0.00 39,616-48.31
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 3,221-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 325,079 0.03 391,991-17.07
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 32-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 15,472 0.00 12,55323.25
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 63,323 0.01 166,361-61.94
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,465,497 0.39 6,127,297-27.12
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,996,671 0.17 2,232,214-10.55
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 308,792,171 26.93 522,659,868-40.92
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 169,336,388 14.77 187,110,750-9.50
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 540,061 0.05 377,86642.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 126,040,890 10.99 166,819,922-24.44
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 577,008 0.05 403,52542.99
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 26,966,761 2.35 27,717,121-2.71
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,056,782 0.35 4,034,6150.55
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 35,613 0.00 63,437-43.86
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 1,910,704 0.17 6,274,516-69.55
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 14,518,263 1.27 10,278,62041.25
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,399,869 0.30 1,646,256106.52
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 132 0.00 71,785.71
SS Classified 3,062 0.00 47 250-93.52

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