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Russian trade with Thailand in 2011

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 2011: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Thailand

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Thailand totaled $4,107,178,182, up 41.31% ($1,200,706,528) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2011 totaled $2,126,104,689, up 38.39% ($589,812,425) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2011 totaled $1,981,073,493, up 44.58% ($610,894,103) from 2010.

Russia’s trade surplus with Thailand in 2011 was $145,031,196, a 12.69% decrease ($21,081,678) over 2010.

Thailand was Russia’s 31st largest trading partner in 2011 (up from 35th in 2010), accounting for 0.4994% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.4643% in 2010).

Thailand was Russia’s 34th largest export market in 2011 (up from 40th in 2010), accounting for 0.4115% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3869% in 2010).

Thailand was Russia’s 28th largest supplier in 2011 (up from 31st in 2010), accounting for 0.6479% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.5986% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Thailand

The major share of Russian exports to Thailand in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 71.52% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (68.64% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 19.15% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (21.30% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.36% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (6.22% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.11% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (1.74% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.32% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (1.29% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2011 over 2010 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 $459,676,202;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $83,155,224;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $43,392,043.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $18,511,325.
Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,808,424 0.18 436,585772.32
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 11,000-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 99,723 0.00 34,918185.59
10 Cereals 224,585 0.01 18,735,910-98.80
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,693,615 0.13 595,700352.18
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 2,141-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 183 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 228 0.00 20,856-98.91
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 16,074 0.00 5622,760.14
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 13,360,740 0.63 8,299,77160.98
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,784,804 0.08 392,212355.06
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,505,473,704 70.81 1,045,797,50243.95
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 322,217 0.02 4,195,972-92.32
29 Organic chemicals 288,790 0.01 295,688-2.33
30 Pharmaceutical products 39,346 0.00 44,300-11.18
31 Fertilizers 130,260,224 6.13 86,868,18149.95
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,816 0.00 333,065-99.15
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 4,622-100.00
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 8,157 0.00 2,694202.78
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,614 0.00 4,287-15.70
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 71,452 0.00 9,586645.38
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,368,765 0.11 3,184,618-25.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,901,589 0.09 658,303188.86
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5,117 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 396,194 0.02 438,461-9.64
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 17,126,181 0.81 20,340,600-15.80
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,014,482 0.28 5,894,0062.04
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 36,348 0.00 25,19844.25
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 111,689 0.01 359,587-68.94
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 238-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 75 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,943 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 248 0.00 15856.96
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 28,657 0.00 31,604-9.32
69 Ceramic products 6,974 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 16,069 0.00 19,061-15.70
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 569,928 0.03 588,237-3.11
72 Iron and steel 399,954,092 18.81 316,798,86826.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 301,611 0.01 22,2031,258.42
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,875,107 0.32 10,227,401-32.78
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 76,974 0.00 123,852-37.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,043 0.00 14,027-85.44
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,930,730 0.09 2,562,970-24.67
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 75,806 0.00 1,068,279-92.90
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 49,748 0.00 5449,044.85
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 88,049 0.00 2,4403,508.57
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 299,200 0.01 502,929-40.51
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,162,350 0.05 708,03964.16
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 40-100.00
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 1,116 0.00 121,440-99.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 131,359 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,922 0.00 3212,156.25
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 13,558-100.00
SS Classified 28,106,627 1.32 6 500 019332.41

Russia’s Imports from Thailand

The major share of Russian imports from Thailand in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 59.67% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (62.46% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.49% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (15.78% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.49% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (9.48% in 2010);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.11% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (5.88% in 2010);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.64% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (2.59% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.54% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (1.39% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2011 over 2010 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 $221,949,629;
  • 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 $83,797,292;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $69,552,122;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $55,363,999;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $34,124,792;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $23,824,429;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $18,418,087;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $16,936,649;
  • 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 $16,840,489;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $14,911,780;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $11,596,990;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $8,784,870.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $6,106,247.
Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 1,988 0.00 9,588-79.27
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,901,989 0.10 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 24,999,668 1.26 26,118,918-4.29
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9,392 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 6,783,183 0.34 3,585,36989.19
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 746,884 0.04 659,03913.33
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,844,147 0.19 3,320,63115.77
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 422,554 0.02 513,398-17.69
10 Cereals 26,718,094 1.35 32,824,341-18.60
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,260,887 0.27 538,214877.47
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,604,934 0.13 2,097,95924.17
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 63 0.00 2,532-97.51
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12,816 0.00 3683,382.61
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 25,536,093 1.29 25,410,6280.49
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 88,867,167 4.49 19,315,045360.09
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 33,866 0.00 21,09360.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 649,843 0.03 507,01428.17
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 92,082,974 4.65 75,146,32522.54
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,616,213 0.08 1,033,11756.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,156,056 0.16 756,815317.02
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 12,720,631 0.64 11,500,86410.61
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8,901,217 0.45 12,886,247-30.92
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,640 0.00 13,603-87.94
26 Ores, slag and ash 986,205 0.05 825,35919.49
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,706 0.00 813,672-99.67
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 433,227 0.02 229,49088.78
29 Organic chemicals 29,745,981 1.50 5,921,552402.33
30 Pharmaceutical products 36,733 0.00 203,533-81.95
31 Fertilizers 18,018 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,036,256 0.20 3,400,30718.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,006,338 0.40 5,265,81952.04
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 4,138,537 0.21 6,058,838-31.69
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6,446,934 0.33 3,199,253101.51
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 548,343 0.03 1,15247,499.22
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,039,276 0.05 2,123,757-51.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 76,268,257 3.85 42,143,46580.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 116,689,632 5.89 61,325,63390.28
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 12 0.00 39-69.23
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,649,828 0.18 1,954,50986.74
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,659,401 0.13 2,107,74026.17
45 Cork and articles of cork 2,570 0.00 1,096134.49
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,066 0.00 26,404-95.96
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 25,343 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,724,189 0.19 3,783,352-1.56
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 486,607 0.02 986,169-50.66
50 Silk 42,560 0.00 30,00141.86
52 Cotton 560,846 0.03 420,66233.32
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 16,808 0.00 16,3113.05
54 Man-made filaments 1,601,984 0.08 1,524,7635.06
55 Man-made staple fibers 852,471 0.04 399,361113.46
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,487,049 0.08 2,673,863-44.39
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 62,704 0.00 124,365-49.58
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 410,273 0.02 175,447133.84
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 19,533 0.00 6,069221.85
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 172,213 0.01 186,358-7.59
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 29,497,983 1.49 25,911,38913.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 20,401,864 1.03 15,212,38534.11
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,641,575 0.13 2,356,92012.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 42,502,128 2.15 30,905,13837.52
65 Headgear and parts thereof 871,420 0.04 628,63938.62
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 4,192 0.00 2,46170.34
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 53,647 0.00 40,08533.83
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 524,064 0.03 543,394-3.56
69 Ceramic products 5,297,244 0.27 3,496,42451.50
70 Glass and glassware 1,771,551 0.09 1,230,10844.02
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 52,348,393 2.64 35,507,90447.43
72 Iron and steel 23,021,332 1.16 4,603,245400.11
73 Articles of iron or steel 20,867,947 1.05 12,083,07772.70
74 Copper and articles thereof 83,185 0.00 64,07829.82
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,794 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 734,755 0.04 765,211-3.98
80 Tin and articles thereof 3,265,647 0.16 362,152801.73
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 64,190 0.00 44,58743.97
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 665,413 0.03 433,78953.40
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,559,556 0.08 715,732117.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 353,518,035 17.84 338,606,2554.40
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 373,731,782 18.87 289,934,49028.90
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 306,784 0.02 759,835-59.62
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 420,829,397 21.24 198,879,768111.60
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 569,216 0.03 235,627141.58
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 33,243,206 1.68 27,407,25721.29
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,818,174 0.14 1,279,862120.19
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 101,665 0.01 43,191135.38
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 6,761,186 0.34 4,792,76241.07
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10,017,542 0.51 9,259,5928.19
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,895,246 0.10 1,853,4912.25
SS Classified 57,181 0.00 31 09583.89
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia