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Russian trade in goods with Thailand in Q3 2018

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 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Thailand

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Thailand totaled $720,437,784, up 36.17% ($191,349,910) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $247,229,252, up 149.79% ($148,253,134) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $473,208,532, up 10.02% ($43,096,776) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $225,979,280, a 31.76% decrease ($105,156,358) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Thailand was Russia’s 41st largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 45th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.4187% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3619% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Thailand was Russia’s 52nd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 68th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2204% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1160% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Thailand was Russia’s 28th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 29th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.7903% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.7071% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Thailand

The major share of Russian exports to Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 62.62% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (57.77% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.98% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (19.42% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.93% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (12.38% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.22% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (4.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.42% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (4.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.43% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (1.13% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 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 $96,906,526;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $16,070,329;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $11,197,491;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $9,200,643;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $3,608,565;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $3,039,706;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2,828,973;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2,337,993;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,410,933;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $1,327,691;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $1,311,165.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,384 0.00 184,311-99.25
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,099,066 2.06 2,059,360147.60
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,301,542 0.53 1,633,231-20.31
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 22,604 0.01 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 90,618 0.04 78,74315.08
10 Cereals 11,197,491 4.53 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 81,200 0.03 5,7601,309.72
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 79,560-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4 0.00 2100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 34,291 0.01 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 15,525 0.01 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 642 0.00 18,322-96.50
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,390 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,436,608 0.58 2,009,112-28.50
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,311,165 0.53 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 152,078,383 61.51 55,171,857175.64
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 826,651 0.33 978,593-15.53
29 Organic chemicals 7,595 0.00 102,204-92.57
30 Pharmaceutical products 15 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 17,374,584 7.03 8,173,941112.56
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 50,699-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 161,111 0.07 114,68640.48
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 4 0.00 40.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 62,770 0.03 20230,974.26
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 437,444 0.18 25,7011,602.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,006,185 0.41 467,605115.18
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,673,663 1.89 2,335,670100.10
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 183 0.00 0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 1,195-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 533,732 0.22 196,025172.28
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,461,311 1.40 2,133,62062.23
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,453,005 1.80 1,624,032174.19
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11,348 0.00 7,26556.20
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,480 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3 0.00 311-99.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 3,968-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,170 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 30 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 105,629 0.04 176,872-40.28
69 Ceramic products 924 0.00 248272.58
70 Glass and glassware 74,558 0.03 157,056-52.53
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 190,294 0.08 117,47061.99
72 Iron and steel 21,131,187 8.55 5,060,858317.54
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,183,273 0.88 772,340182.68
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 190,423-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,764 0.00 32,606-91.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 15,728,748 6.36 12,120,18329.77
78 Lead and articles thereof 435,733 0.18 1,027,754-57.60
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 17,424 0.01 13,67727.40
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9,332 0.00 3,227189.19
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 197,910 0.08 399,001-50.40
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 594,003 0.24 344,23472.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 147,481 0.06 104,17741.57
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 128,251 0.05 272,128-52.87
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 26,327 0.01 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 450 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 5,232 0.00 1,455259.59
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,532 0.00 12,362-71.43
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 83 0.00 0
SS Classified 550,920 0.22 714 068-22.85

Russia’s Imports from Thailand

The major share of Russian imports from Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.20% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (62.28% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.34% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (17.67% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.60% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (8.58% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.39% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (3.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.06% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (4.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.38% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (0.76% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 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 $22,530,533;
  • 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 $7,360,511;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $4,594,141;
  • 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 $3,319,704;
  • 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) - an increase of $2,946,841;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,278,863;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2,068,809;
  • 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 $1,784,511;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,755,727;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $1,680,844;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,535,127.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $3,760,536;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,806,853.
Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 20,152-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,553,379 0.75 3,506,2901.34
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10,800 0.00 11,983-9.87
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 384,232 0.08 545,300-29.54
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 828,016 0.17 582,04542.26
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,590,514 0.34 1,141,40839.35
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 73,232 0.02 34,493112.31
10 Cereals 5,065,042 1.07 4,079,05124.17
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 148,452 0.03 738,872-79.91
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 299,230 0.06 738,745-59.49
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 12,543 0.00 14,207-11.71
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 138,201 0.03 66,042109.26
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,066,777 0.86 5,354,106-24.04
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 54,585 0.01 91,727-40.49
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,961 0.00 1,39041.08
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 549,265 0.12 494,68911.03
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 18,476,792 3.90 13,882,65133.09
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,518,766 0.32 1,324,32214.68
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 615,730 0.13 698,895-11.90
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,033,561 0.64 2,086,29145.40
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 263,913 0.06 1,489,155-82.28
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 201,157 0.04 39,528408.90
26 Ores, slag and ash 542,223 0.11 354,07253.14
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,204,842 0.47 136,0331,520.81
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,325,538 0.49 541,027329.84
29 Organic chemicals 4,992,964 1.06 8,753,500-42.96
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,989,953 0.63 5,796,806-48.42
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 632,180 0.13 960,905-34.21
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,012,649 0.43 2,198,385-8.45
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 598,925 0.13 475,40425.98
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,744,934 0.37 2,504,156-30.32
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 226,047 0.05 149,72550.97
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 538,244 0.11 728,663-26.13
39 Plastics and articles thereof 16,984,653 3.59 15,228,92611.53
40 Rubber and articles thereof 39,536,339 8.35 38,680,3482.21
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 670,704 0.14 622,2627.78
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 328,642 0.07 127,431157.90
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,925 0.00 1,79662.86
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 282,475 0.06 1,174,814-75.96
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 126,604 0.03 92,32737.13
50 Silk 0 0.00 56-100.00
52 Cotton 22,757 0.00 24,550-7.30
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,910 0.00 263626.24
54 Man-made filaments 59,018 0.01 11,398417.79
55 Man-made staple fibers 584,554 0.12 627,460-6.84
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 199,372 0.04 1,429,508-86.05
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 40,533 0.01 12,454225.46
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 9,223 0.00 6,72937.06
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 13,689 0.00 8,76856.12
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 63,846 0.01 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,961,094 0.63 3,826,220-22.61
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,143,713 0.24 1,113,1072.75
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,241,120 0.26 438,944182.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12,585,186 2.66 10,904,34215.41
65 Headgear and parts thereof 263,367 0.06 279,514-5.78
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 206-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 7,412 0.00 9,009-17.73
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 302,781 0.06 73,951309.43
69 Ceramic products 634,237 0.13 593,2746.90
70 Glass and glassware 786,277 0.17 215,120265.51
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 20,769,139 4.39 13,408,62854.89
72 Iron and steel 94,374 0.02 31,670197.99
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,032,777 0.64 1,497,650102.50
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,283 0.00 20,635-79.24
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 270,957 0.06 148,20182.83
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,696 0.00 13,700-87.62
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 520,550 0.11 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,753,054 0.37 1,161,21950.97
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 840,095 0.18 385,644117.84
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 119,416,856 25.24 120,668,896-1.04
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 60,593,949 12.80 57,274,2455.80
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 10,680 0.00 426,802-97.50
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 102,669,370 21.70 80,138,83728.11
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 169,579 0.04 166,7591.69
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,461,052 2.42 9,182,18924.82
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,243,043 0.26 1,381,928-10.05
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 31,700 0.01 69,930-54.67
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 3,595,517 0.76 648,676454.29
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,879,456 1.45 7,346,527-6.36
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,303,327 0.28 1,096,53218.86
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 293-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia