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Russian trade with Thailand in 2017

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 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Thailand

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Thailand totaled $2,231,498,402, up 26.59% ($468,790,366) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2017 were $514,214,971, down 16.53% ($101,801,871) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2017 totaled $1,717,283,431, up 49.76% ($570,592,237) from 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Thailand in 2017 was $1,203,068,460, a 126.71% increase ($672,394,108) over 2016.

Thailand was Russia’s 44th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 45th in 2016), accounting for 0.3821% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3768% in 2016).

Thailand was Russia’s 67th largest export market in 2017 (down from 59th in 2016), accounting for 0.1440% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2158% in 2016).

Thailand was Russia’s 29th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 32nd in 2016), accounting for 0.7566% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.6291% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Thailand

The major share of Russian exports to Thailand in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 62.74% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (45.24% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.87% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (16.60% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.41% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (13.78% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.18% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (4.02% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.16% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (2.74% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.01% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (2.77% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2017 over 2016 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 $37,503,079;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $11,658,372;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $6,425,041;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $5,936,599;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,664,327;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $2,007,041.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $37,480,615;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $29,217,139;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $10,000,000;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $5,623,476;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,195,299.
Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 201 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 751,103 0.15 106,187607.34
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,896,236 0.56 8,519,712-66.01
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,866,689 1.34 5,708,63720.29
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 450-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 860-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 118,450 0.02 42,961,150.00
10 Cereals 10,428,901 2.03 8,421,86023.83
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 91,486 0.02 1,123,199-91.85
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 265,360 0.05 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 4,159-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,137 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6 0.00 8-25.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 620-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 59,711-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 513-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 25,340 0.00 69,191-63.38
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 25,885 0.01 29,733-12.94
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 729,054-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11,942,681 2.32 5,517,640116.45
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 310,669,676 60.42 273,166,59713.73
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,489,627 0.29 267,746456.36
29 Organic chemicals 340,844 0.07 123,395176.22
30 Pharmaceutical products 36,127 0.01 81,982-55.93
31 Fertilizers 47,950,546 9.32 77,167,685-37.86
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 284,381 0.06 466,462-39.03
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 721,923 0.14 674,4847.03
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 414 0.00 61578.69
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,670 0.00 610337.70
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 60,590 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 235,733 0.05 35,036572.83
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,323,417 0.65 2,651,43125.34
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,361,641 1.82 3,425,042173.33
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 179 0.00 20795.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,195 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 530,674 0.10 677,685-21.69
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 7,704,079 1.50 7,803,986-1.28
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,004,805 1.56 8,322,461-3.82
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18,729 0.00 98,157-80.92
54 Man-made filaments 36,929 0.01 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 135 0.00 1,027-86.85
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 527-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 8-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,684 0.00 5361,147.01
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 13,478 0.00 14,580-7.56
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,837 0.00 34,865-86.13
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 843 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 61 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 80 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 562,311 0.11 143,622291.52
69 Ceramic products 248 0.00 1,837-86.50
70 Glass and glassware 671,777 0.13 587,92814.26
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 378,046 0.07 424,501-10.94
72 Iron and steel 27,584,097 5.36 65,064,712-57.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,969,534 0.77 305,2071,200.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 389,403 0.08 237,08564.25
75 Nickel and articles thereof 41,511 0.01 32,21328.86
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 45,698,937 8.89 34,040,56534.25
78 Lead and articles thereof 3,850,074 0.75 2,530,28852.16
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 78,500 0.02 60,20530.39
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,370 0.00 17,275-57.34
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,346,229 0.26 3,541,528-61.99
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 2,365,296 0.46 1,119,398111.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 192,355 0.04 1,087,188-82.31
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 10,000,000-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,295,450 0.25 1,303,097-0.59
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 275,000 0.05 7,4703,581.39
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 36,357 0.01 61,048-40.45
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 47,246 0.01 32,66944.62
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 242 0.00 3,929-93.84
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 498 0.00 0
SS Classified 1,209,718 0.24 90 109 156-98.66

Russia’s Imports from Thailand

The major share of Russian imports from Thailand in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 63.23% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (55.14% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.63% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (19.87% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.89% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (11.19% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.41% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (4.08% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.26% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (5.63% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.88% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (1.12% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $257,170,586;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $155,146,159;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $43,862,341;
  • 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 $33,647,039;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $24,877,028;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $14,686,991;
  • 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) - an increase of $11,668,761;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $8,216,789;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $7,649,280.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $12,910,978;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $5,883,211.
Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 38,421 0.00 64,163-40.12
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 12,413,673 0.72 18,296,884-32.15
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 39,753 0.00 25,78154.19
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,071,031 0.18 3,935,891-21.97
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,882,965 0.17 2,634,6089.43
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,336,027 0.43 4,375,19667.67
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 207,889 0.01 40,938407.81
10 Cereals 22,439,728 1.31 14,222,93957.77
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,434,267 0.08 821,25874.64
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,709,758 0.22 3,201,28815.88
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 27,896 0.00 56,270-50.42
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 303,352 0.02 207,29646.34
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 19,250,604 1.12 18,864,7452.05
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 570,118 0.03 797,809-28.54
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 21,154 0.00 470,421-95.50
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,015,060 0.12 2,187,407-7.88
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 55,419,888 3.23 40,732,89736.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,552,157 0.27 2,776,58063.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,793,256 0.10 972,23484.45
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8,269,432 0.48 5,720,52544.56
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 6,915,138 0.40 7,873,179-12.17
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 192,583 0.01 54,610252.65
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,296,290 0.08 1,060,90422.19
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,434,233 0.14 424,930472.86
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,272,528 0.25 3,721,95314.79
29 Organic chemicals 28,347,180 1.65 3,470,152716.89
30 Pharmaceutical products 18,946,971 1.10 22,004,447-13.89
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,421,652 0.20 3,324,9592.91
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9,090,219 0.53 5,414,95567.87
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 2,017,126 0.12 2,804,618-28.08
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9,768,348 0.57 8,029,75821.65
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 722,832 0.04 617,13317.13
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,547,509 0.21 2,693,48731.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 53,221,752 3.10 50,340,7635.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 169,342,557 9.86 125,480,21634.96
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 103,721 0.01 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,334,698 0.14 1,995,28017.01
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 481 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 750,953 0.04 960,436-21.81
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,204 0.00 809172.44
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,915,141 0.29 1,447,122239.65
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 126,467 0.01 309,521-59.14
50 Silk 4,738 0.00 0
52 Cotton 170,453 0.01 66,305157.07
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,442 0.00 85868.07
54 Man-made filaments 161,329 0.01 229,066-29.57
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,557,268 0.09 1,228,62926.75
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 9,869,703 0.57 22,780,681-56.68
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 77,547 0.00 140,371-44.76
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 47,140 0.00 101,604-53.60
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 59,392 0.00 83,535-28.90
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 39,852 0.00 37,2926.86
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 13,836,153 0.81 15,456,388-10.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,409,907 0.26 3,366,75630.98
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,122,848 0.07 1,128,396-0.49
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 23,861,278 1.39 19,074,69325.09
65 Headgear and parts thereof 699,825 0.04 754,009-7.19
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 436 0.00 32334.98
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 37,790 0.00 64,073-41.02
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 519,302 0.03 587,790-11.65
69 Ceramic products 2,998,642 0.17 2,788,7067.53
70 Glass and glassware 1,020,055 0.06 494,963106.09
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 58,502,706 3.41 46,833,94524.92
72 Iron and steel 72,934 0.00 926,862-92.13
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,970,034 0.41 5,047,36438.09
74 Copper and articles thereof 169,781 0.01 20,477729.13
75 Nickel and articles thereof 12,508 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 365,677 0.02 325,07912.49
80 Tin and articles thereof 38,513 0.00 15,472148.92
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 22,832 0.00 63,323-63.94
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,544,977 0.32 4,465,49724.17
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,984,062 0.12 1,996,671-0.63
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 463,938,330 27.02 308,792,17150.24
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 202,983,427 11.82 169,336,38819.87
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 595,344 0.03 540,06110.24
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 383,211,476 22.31 126,040,890204.04
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 411,991 0.02 577,008-28.60
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 34,616,041 2.02 26,966,76128.37
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,950,629 0.29 4,056,78222.03
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 153,709 0.01 35,613331.61
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 3,610,811 0.21 1,910,70488.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 17,036,457 0.99 14,518,26317.35
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,028,787 0.23 3,399,86918.50
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 293 0.00 132121.97
SS Classified 0 0.00 3 062-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia