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Russian trade in goods with Thailand in Q2 2019

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 second quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Thailand

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Thailand totaled $605,464,027, up 5.29% ($30,427,430) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 2nd quarter of 2019 totaled $178,997,862, up 36.54% ($47,897,957) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $426,466,165, down 3.94% ($17,470,527) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Thailand in the 2nd quarter of 2019 was $247,468,303, a 20.90% decrease ($65,368,484) over the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Thailand was Russia’s 42nd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 45th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.3782% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3365% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Thailand was Russia’s 59th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 71st in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1776% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1190% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Thailand was Russia’s 29th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 28th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.7189% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.7313% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Thailand

The major share of Russian exports to Thailand in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 45.52% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (14.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.54% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (28.72% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.19% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (15.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.39% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (1.64% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.46% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (6.46% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.32% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (0.88% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 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 $62,457,594;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $11,708,173;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $5,600,000;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,652,090;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $1,487,540;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $798,921.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $9,372,572;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $4,641,359;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $4,417,330;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $2,303,299;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $974,995.
Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
01 Live animals 0 0.00 142-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 49,984 0.03 57,130-12.51
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,950,870 1.09 463,330321.05
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 59,442-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 43,320 0.02 13,750215.05
10 Cereals 0 0.00 373,504-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 304,416 0.17 162,40087.45
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,537 0.00 16,297-90.57
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,732 0.01 7,70265.31
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,758,695 0.98 1,656,4526.17
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 79,714,065 44.53 17,256,471361.94
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,029,241 0.58 1,119,222-8.04
29 Organic chemicals 16,129 0.01 348,665-95.37
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,843 0.01 61,788-84.07
31 Fertilizers 21,701,518 12.12 26,342,877-17.62
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,033 0.00 99,984-96.97
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 47,637 0.03 142,273-66.52
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 3,922 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,609 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 74,442-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,727 0.00 454,248-98.96
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,436,333 0.80 1,021,73840.58
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,564,180 1.99 7,981,510-55.34
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 145 0.00 12020.83
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 357,865 0.20 261,83436.68
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,214,535 1.80 5,517,834-41.74
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,624,478 1.47 2,685,258-2.26
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,916 0.00 4,8231.93
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,150 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 307 0.00 132,261.54
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,069 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 77 0.00 58,504-99.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,933 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 34 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 118,860 0.07 66,94277.56
69 Ceramic products 4,839 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 45,479 0.03 62,799-27.58
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 302,288 0.17 268,34612.65
72 Iron and steel 14,233,773 7.95 2,525,600463.58
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,340,355 1.87 1,688,26597.86
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,765 0.00 4,682-19.59
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,950,786 3.32 15,323,358-61.17
78 Lead and articles thereof 53 0.00 975,048-99.99
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 4,291-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 83,861 0.05 54,11954.96
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,924 0.00 161,858-97.58
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,417,700 0.79 618,779129.11
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 660,517 0.37 1,160,513-43.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 45,457 0.03 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,600,000 3.13 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 138,404 0.08 372,328-62.83
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 550 0.00 1,500-63.33
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 1,396 0.00 22,122-93.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,800 0.00 6,711-73.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 140 0.00 0
SS Classified 29,180,614 16.30 41 540 891-29.75

Russia’s Imports from Thailand

The major share of Russian imports from Thailand in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.98% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (62.40% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.89% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (15.71% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.17% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (10.81% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.14% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (2.42% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.83% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (3.83% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.33% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (1.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.21% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (0.51% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $4,448,894;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,718,932;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2,249,348;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2,042,844.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $9,181,536;
  • 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 $8,611,509;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $3,797,593;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2,118,740;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $1,658,077;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,450,675.
Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,256,381 0.53 7,03331,982.77
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,474,608 0.81 3,578,663-2.91
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11,230 0.00 18,210-38.33
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 313,455 0.07 353,874-11.42
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 930,030 0.22 891,3794.34
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,553,375 0.83 2,955,02420.25
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 66,815 0.02 39,06471.04
10 Cereals 3,781,744 0.89 5,900,484-35.91
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 243,666 0.06 710,678-65.71
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 750,043 0.18 773,718-3.06
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 28,051 0.01 10,347171.10
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 215,486 0.05 161,42933.49
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 5,038,686 1.18 6,256,191-19.46
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 99,017 0.02 56,46775.35
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,425 0.00 1,46465.64
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 695,939 0.16 563,31123.54
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 15,655,639 3.67 19,453,232-19.52
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,282,875 0.54 1,551,51847.14
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 558,319 0.13 589,076-5.22
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,094,407 0.73 3,001,0093.11
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 318,807 0.07 1,097,048-70.94
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 191,692 0.04 8,7772,084.03
26 Ores, slag and ash 797,866 0.19 106,960645.95
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,179,190 0.98 2,136,34695.62
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,643,812 0.39 1,285,39027.88
29 Organic chemicals 569,545 0.13 2,020,220-71.81
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,973,563 1.40 3,254,63183.54
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 552,277 0.13 784,897-29.64
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,337,063 0.55 2,271,9242.87
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 551,321 0.13 613,541-10.14
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,740,064 0.64 2,527,9308.39
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 693,372 0.16 189,405266.08
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 576,123 0.14 540,0916.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,637,790 3.20 13,692,076-0.40
40 Rubber and articles thereof 46,999,559 11.02 42,550,66510.46
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 217,042 0.05 1,78912,032.03
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 423,252 0.10 737,889-42.64
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 359,658 0.08 148,835141.65
45 Cork and articles of cork 287 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 275,370 0.06 494,648-44.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 66,192 0.02 8,625667.44
50 Silk 0 0.00 240-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 27,159-100.00
52 Cotton 29,089 0.01 5,720408.55
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 671 0.00 1,229-45.40
54 Man-made filaments 32,768 0.01 115,362-71.60
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,502,997 0.35 1,432,3004.94
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 115,733 0.03 133,869-13.55
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 6,223 0.00 3,67069.56
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 19,683 0.00 9,97897.26
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,302 0.00 3,470-4.84
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 209-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,674,140 0.86 3,605,9501.89
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,025,857 0.24 1,173,976-12.62
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 648,798 0.15 823,326-21.20
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,872,310 0.44 3,040,053-38.41
65 Headgear and parts thereof 182,419 0.04 387,399-52.91
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 10 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 335 0.00 153118.95
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 260,179 0.06 287,494-9.50
69 Ceramic products 517,959 0.12 679,311-23.75
70 Glass and glassware 397,056 0.09 641,017-38.06
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,802,269 1.83 16,983,805-54.06
72 Iron and steel 44,687 0.01 19,324131.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,916,853 0.68 3,070,111-4.99
74 Copper and articles thereof 29,633 0.01 1,1282,527.04
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 322,391 0.08 265,08321.62
80 Tin and articles thereof 4,191 0.00 4,798-12.65
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 407 0.00 21,949-98.15
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,673,515 0.39 1,365,75622.53
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 678,826 0.16 681,200-0.35
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 119,815,667 28.09 119,590,0180.19
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 46,186,663 10.83 54,798,172-15.71
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 1,685 0.00 325,661-99.48
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 92,203,901 21.62 92,616,400-0.45
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 147,286 0.03 187,770-21.56
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,216,251 2.40 9,483,7917.72
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 535,533 0.13 729,328-26.57
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 13,420 0.00 25,452-47.27
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 2,113,045 0.50 2,912,121-27.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,619,366 1.08 6,277,443-26.41
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 695,011 0.16 861,615-19.34
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 24-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia