Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with Thailand in 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 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Thailand

In 2018, Russia’s trade with Thailand totaled $2,609,144,803, up 16.92% ($377,646,401) from 2017.

Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2018 totaled $753,483,074, up 46.53% ($239,268,103) from 2017.

Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2018 totaled $1,855,661,729, up 8.06% ($138,378,298) from 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Thailand in 2018 was $1,102,178,655, a 8.39% decrease ($100,889,805) over 2017.

Thailand was Russia’s 43rd largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 44th in 2017), accounting for 0.3792% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3821% in 2017).

Thailand was Russia’s 63rd largest export market in 2018 (up from 67th in 2017), accounting for 0.1675% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1440% in 2017).

Thailand was Russia’s 28th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 29th in 2017), accounting for 0.7792% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.7566% in 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Thailand

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 35.65% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (62.74% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 22.78% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (15.87% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.54% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (12.41% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.39% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (4.18% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.30% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (3.16% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.92% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (1.01% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $87,541,571;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $25,537,894;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $22,074,320;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $19,254,938;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $11,689,553;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $7,642,946;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $7,599,215;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4,128,524.

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $51,888,709;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $4,023,858;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $3,248,789.
Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
01 Live animals 142 0.00 201-29.35
02 Meat and edible meat offal 42,893 0.01 751,103-94.29
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 22,151,174 2.94 2,896,236664.83
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,617,900 0.48 6,866,689-47.31
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 82,046 0.01 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 179,374 0.02 118,45051.43
10 Cereals 35,966,795 4.77 10,428,901244.88
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 880,152 0.12 91,486862.06
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 37,000 0.00 265,360-86.06
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 2,137-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 8 0.00 633.33
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 37,897 0.01 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 74,881 0.01 25,340195.51
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 28,792 0.00 25,88511.23
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 107,919 0.01 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,918,823 1.05 11,942,681-33.69
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,950,642 0.26 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 258,780,967 34.34 310,669,676-16.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,084,638 0.41 1,489,627107.07
29 Organic chemicals 790,815 0.10 340,844132.02
30 Pharmaceutical products 70,428 0.01 36,12794.95
31 Fertilizers 70,024,866 9.29 47,950,54646.04
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 375,589 0.05 284,38132.07
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 560,249 0.07 721,923-22.39
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 7,630 0.00 4141,743.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 62,876 0.01 2,6702,254.91
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 74,442 0.01 60,59022.86
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,967,350 0.26 235,733734.57
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,947,060 0.52 3,323,41718.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 21,051,194 2.79 9,361,641124.87
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 423 0.00 179136.31
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 428 0.00 1,195-64.18
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,412,531 0.19 530,674166.18
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 15,303,294 2.03 7,704,07998.64
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 15,647,751 2.08 8,004,80595.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 32,026 0.00 18,72971.00
52 Cotton 60 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 36,929-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,480 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 135-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,063 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 50 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 424 0.00 6,684-93.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 13,478-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 87,402 0.01 4,8371,706.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 843-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 30 0.00 61-50.82
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 80-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 317,667 0.04 562,311-43.51
69 Ceramic products 3,740 0.00 2481,408.06
70 Glass and glassware 326,283 0.04 671,777-51.43
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 706,785 0.09 378,04686.96
72 Iron and steel 115,125,668 15.28 27,584,097317.36
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,098,058 1.07 3,969,534104.01
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,878 0.00 389,403-99.52
75 Nickel and articles thereof 31,775 0.00 41,511-23.45
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 45,672,669 6.06 45,698,937-0.06
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,351,826 0.31 3,850,074-38.91
80 Tin and articles thereof 15 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,694 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 197,885 0.03 78,500152.08
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 177,563 0.02 7,3702,309.27
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,711,975 0.23 1,346,22927.17
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 2,907,949 0.39 2,365,29622.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 255,641 0.03 192,35532.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,056,995 0.27 1,295,45058.79
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 26,327 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,150 0.00 275,000-98.85
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 98,453 0.01 36,357170.80
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 74,659 0.01 47,24658.02
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 163 0.00 242-32.64
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 498-100.00
SS Classified 106,965,752 14.20 1 209 7188,742.21

Russia’s Imports from Thailand

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 63.78% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (63.23% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.33% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (17.63% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.68% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (8.89% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.86% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (3.41% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.86% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (3.26% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.23% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (0.88% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2018 over 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 $32,699,454;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $30,307,296;
  • 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 $27,203,393;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $18,005,685;
  • 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 $13,185,482;
  • 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 $8,674,423;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $7,597,389.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2018 over 2017 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 $9,265,275;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $7,932,998;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $7,746,553.
Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 7,033 0.00 38,421-81.69
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 14,706,400 0.79 12,413,67318.47
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 52,975 0.00 39,75333.26
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,998,940 0.11 3,071,031-34.91
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,423,087 0.18 2,882,96518.73
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 10,361,504 0.56 7,336,02741.24
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 226,270 0.01 207,8898.84
10 Cereals 23,913,057 1.29 22,439,7286.57
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,218,342 0.07 1,434,267-15.05
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,053,880 0.16 3,709,758-17.68
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 45,830 0.00 27,89664.29
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 685,629 0.04 303,352126.02
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 21,208,358 1.14 19,250,60410.17
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 324,701 0.02 570,118-43.05
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 10,309 0.00 21,154-51.27
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,978,514 0.11 2,015,060-1.81
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 73,425,573 3.96 55,419,88832.49
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,552,170 0.30 4,552,15721.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,441,228 0.13 1,793,25636.13
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 10,476,430 0.56 8,269,43226.69
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,535,910 0.24 6,915,138-34.41
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 399,299 0.02 192,583107.34
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,411,059 0.08 1,296,2908.85
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,532,888 0.41 2,434,233209.46
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7,629,784 0.41 4,272,52878.58
29 Organic chemicals 20,414,182 1.10 28,347,180-27.99
30 Pharmaceutical products 14,311,986 0.77 18,946,971-24.46
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,050,129 0.11 3,421,652-40.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,085,155 0.44 9,090,219-11.06
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 2,680,418 0.14 2,017,12632.88
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9,480,195 0.51 9,768,348-2.95
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 785,681 0.04 722,8328.69
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,789,603 0.10 3,547,509-49.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 55,586,691 3.00 53,221,7524.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 161,596,004 8.71 169,342,557-4.57
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 42,049 0.00 103,721-59.46
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,810,152 0.15 2,334,69820.36
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 481-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,100,605 0.06 750,95346.56
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3,030 0.00 2,20437.48
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,038,246 0.11 4,915,141-58.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 205,367 0.01 126,46762.39
50 Silk 240 0.00 4,738-94.93
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 31,083 0.00 0
52 Cotton 59,530 0.00 170,453-65.08
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4,080 0.00 1,442182.94
54 Man-made filaments 336,858 0.02 161,329108.80
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,488,234 0.13 1,557,26859.78
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 604,428 0.03 9,869,703-93.88
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 47,033 0.00 77,547-39.35
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 68,554 0.00 47,14045.43
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 75,059 0.00 59,39226.38
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 64,549 0.00 39,85261.97
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 13,273,248 0.72 13,836,153-4.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,075,997 0.27 4,409,90715.10
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,809,897 0.21 1,122,848239.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 26,191,234 1.41 23,861,2789.76
65 Headgear and parts thereof 801,560 0.04 699,82514.54
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 436-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 53,668 0.00 37,79042.02
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 935,273 0.05 519,30280.10
69 Ceramic products 2,710,738 0.15 2,998,642-9.60
70 Glass and glassware 2,857,835 0.15 1,020,055180.16
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 71,688,188 3.86 58,502,70622.54
72 Iron and steel 190,482 0.01 72,934161.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 12,357,880 0.67 6,970,03477.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 133,402 0.01 169,781-21.43
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 12,508-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,032,109 0.06 365,677182.25
80 Tin and articles thereof 7,336 0.00 38,513-80.95
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 587,728 0.03 22,8322,474.14
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,377,292 0.29 5,544,977-3.02
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,108,155 0.17 1,984,06256.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 494,245,626 26.63 463,938,3306.53
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 230,186,820 12.40 202,983,42713.40
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 375,697 0.02 595,344-36.89
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 415,910,930 22.41 383,211,4768.53
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 672,308 0.04 411,99163.19
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 42,213,430 2.27 34,616,04121.95
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,595,339 0.19 4,950,629-27.38
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 104,928 0.01 153,709-31.74
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 12,285,234 0.66 3,610,811240.23
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 18,084,211 0.97 17,036,4576.15
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,414,849 0.24 4,028,7879.58
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 24 0.00 293-91.81
SS Classified 2,000 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia