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Russian trade with Thailand in the 4th 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 fourth quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Thailand

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Thailand was $529,009,795, down 8.51% ($49,191,014) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $174,557,259, up 28.24% ($38,444,522) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 4th quarter of 2016 were $354,452,536, down 19.82% ($87,635,536) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Thailand in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $179,895,277, a 41.21% decrease ($126,080,058) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Thailand was Russia’s 45th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 39th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.3882% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4422% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Thailand was Russia’s 59th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 61st in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2082% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1651% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Thailand was Russia’s 30th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 28th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.6760% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.9146% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Thailand

The major share of Russian exports to Thailand in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 57.74% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (31.43% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 23.33% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (17.84% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.49% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (1.59% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.09% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (16.63% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.99% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (2.88% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.40% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (2.03% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th 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 $59,359,099;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $10,817,167;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $7,471,682;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $5,774,623;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $3,115,674;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $1,854,698;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,279,282.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $12,467,792;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1,345,909;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,063,163.
Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,577,924 2.05 462,250674.02
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,877,040 1.65 1,022,342181.42
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 450 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1 0.00 0
10 Cereals 7,703,139 4.41 231,4573,228.11
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 131,174 0.08 425,692-69.19
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4,159 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 513 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 33,867 0.02 15,868113.43
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 21,034 0.01 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 468,531 0.27 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,028,764 0.59 2,374,673-56.68
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 99,763,681 57.15 40,404,582146.91
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 194,350 0.11 76,901152.73
29 Organic chemicals 11,791 0.01 100,072-88.22
31 Fertilizers 8,755,628 5.02 21,223,420-58.75
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 338,149 0.19 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 94,127 0.05 36,586157.28
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,674 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 592,053 0.34 762,825-22.39
40 Rubber and articles thereof 645,478 0.37 432,63449.20
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 130-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 77,817 0.04 95,320-18.36
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,887,121 1.08 1,845,1062.28
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,251,908 1.86 1,972,62664.85
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10,414 0.01 3,372208.84
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 154 0.00 70120.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,129 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 688 0.00 1,082-36.41
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 153,012-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 54,637 0.03 13,292311.05
69 Ceramic products 1,837 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 165,737 0.09 202,779-18.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 140,582 0.08 69,243103.03
72 Iron and steel 28,260,984 16.19 17,443,81762.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 31,912 0.02 43,198-26.13
74 Copper and articles thereof 79,134 0.05 0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 10,445 0.01 4,312142.23
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11,893,414 6.81 6,118,79194.38
78 Lead and articles thereof 450,412 0.26 655,258-31.26
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,387 0.00 17,012-74.21
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 2,988-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 156,824 0.09 390,846-59.88
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 193,565 0.11 466,923-58.54
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,174 0.00 1,065,337-99.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 344,346 0.20 840,904-59.05
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 834 0.00 7,521-88.91
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,172 0.00 2524,588.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 50-100.00
SS Classified 1,284,104 0.74 37 130 421-96.54

Russia’s Imports from Thailand

The major share of Russian imports from Thailand in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 56.31% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (63.96% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.16% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (15.44% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.71% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (9.83% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.57% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (4.69% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.39% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (3.44% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.12% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (0.81% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $3,370,533;
  • 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) - an increase of $2,972,877;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,785,922;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $1,430,594;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,256,458;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $1,155,536;
  • 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 $1,152,199;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $1,137,270.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th 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 $65,580,723;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $22,332,345;
  • 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 $4,544,194;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,942,376;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $2,106,939;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2,024,809;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,083,005.
Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 21,148 0.01 440,739-95.20
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,511,769 1.27 5,481,139-17.69
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12,798 0.00 4,168207.05
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 690,254 0.19 1,138,210-39.36
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 664,020 0.19 516,24928.62
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,478,033 0.42 1,116,06032.43
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 9,813 0.00 10,815-9.26
10 Cereals 3,730,045 1.05 5,754,854-35.18
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 306,894 0.09 200,75652.87
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 792,849 0.22 1,187,040-33.21
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 325 0.00 17,126-98.10
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 55,623 0.02 27,179104.65
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 7,001,687 1.98 5,571,09325.68
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 194,741 0.05 51,245280.02
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,960 0.00 664,667-98.50
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 573,262 0.16 851,677-32.69
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 12,529,026 3.53 14,635,965-14.40
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 812,244 0.23 889,702-8.71
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 263,802 0.07 388,871-32.16
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 949,364 0.27 1,897,864-49.98
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,343,069 0.94 2,624,61127.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 239 0.00 5,475-95.63
26 Ores, slag and ash 326,977 0.09 248,99431.32
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 187,152 0.05 28,318560.89
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,422,283 0.40 270,084426.61
29 Organic chemicals 1,783,227 0.50 526,769238.52
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,943,206 2.81 6,572,67351.28
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 614,586 0.17 760,366-19.17
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,590,034 0.45 1,831,382-13.18
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 694,756 0.20 817,656-15.03
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,295,409 0.65 2,174,9235.54
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 203,561 0.06 110,39584.39
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 531,453 0.15 724,391-26.63
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,843,460 3.62 15,785,836-18.64
40 Rubber and articles thereof 39,542,547 11.16 38,671,3812.25
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) 567,006 0.16 571,492-0.78
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 158,279 0.04 326,612-51.54
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 45 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 470,561 0.13 163,291188.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 28,183 0.01 34,603-18.55
52 Cotton 56,478 0.02 18,292208.76
54 Man-made filaments 51,795 0.01 123,091-57.92
55 Man-made staple fibers 709,532 0.20 200,895253.19
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,626,112 1.59 4,488,84225.34
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 22,655 0.01 70,523-67.88
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7,445 0.00 1,179531.47
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 23,233 0.01 6753,341.93
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 5,890 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,459,034 0.98 4,226,494-18.16
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,001,770 0.28 942,1426.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 286,935 0.08 969,522-70.40
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,198,562 1.18 3,993,7435.13
65 Headgear and parts thereof 87,891 0.02 120,997-27.36
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 203 0.00 98107.14
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 13,535 0.00 41,910-67.70
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 110,359 0.03 116,421-5.21
69 Ceramic products 791,261 0.22 882,392-10.33
70 Glass and glassware 115,449 0.03 243,022-52.49
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 16,183,458 4.57 20,727,652-21.92
72 Iron and steel 369,164 0.10 123,374199.22
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,351,594 0.38 2,434,599-44.48
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,512 0.00 9,295-72.97
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 13,788 0.00 94,108-85.35
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 5,964-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 20,744 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,582,706 0.45 427,170270.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 624,570 0.18 503,86523.96
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 102,235,471 28.84 167,816,194-39.08
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 55,487,478 15.65 52,514,6015.66
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 40,217 0.01 122,200-67.09
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 33,628,501 9.49 55,960,846-39.91
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 130,352 0.04 50,024160.58
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,064,642 2.28 6,278,72028.44
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,511,200 0.43 802,18088.39
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 22,554 0.01 37,759-40.27
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 619,410 0.17 856,876-27.71
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,556,316 1.00 3,248,5809.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,285,898 0.36 478,622168.67
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 132 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia