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Russian trade in goods with Thailand in Q1 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 first quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Thailand

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Thailand totaled $561,575,656, up 45.77% ($176,327,014) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $160,940,963, up 90.65% ($76,525,256) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $400,634,693, up 33.18% ($99,801,758) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $239,693,730, a 10.76% increase ($23,276,502) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

Thailand was Russia’s 44th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 50th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3563% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2997% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Thailand was Russia’s 62nd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 71st in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1562% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1013% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Thailand was Russia’s 30th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 32nd in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.7336% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.6653% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Thailand

The major share of Russian exports to Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 39.00% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (39.85% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 24.80% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (32.31% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.61% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (20.34% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.98% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (4.10% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.34% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (1.31% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.70% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (1.12% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st 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 $29,946,959;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $11,615,491;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $6,636,143;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,060,522;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $1,037,218;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $872,180;
  • 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 $785,690;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $711,207;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $642,039;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $600,343.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1,255,682.
Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 41,509 0.03 81,284-48.93
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 230,304-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,661,655 1.03 624,437166.10
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 23,053 0.01 12,305,200.00
10 Cereals 0 0.00 40,950-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 243,600 0.15 85,726184.16
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 37,000 0.02 26,52039.52
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3 0.00 1200.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 33,057 0.02 17,65887.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 14,253 0.01 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 103,529 0.06 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,618,058 1.63 3,873,740-32.42
26 Ores, slag and ash 447,057 0.28 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 59,708,940 37.10 29,761,981100.62
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 895,790 0.56 110,100713.61
29 Organic chemicals 100,879 0.06 142,070-28.99
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 36,016-100.00
31 Fertilizers 19,284,547 11.98 12,648,40452.47
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 273,472 0.17 67,997302.18
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 190,762 0.12 216,121-11.73
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 5 0.00 406-98.77
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 106 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,075,522 0.67 15,0007,070.15
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,222,195 0.76 896,18236.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,683,225 2.29 3,041,18621.11
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 142,044 0.09 125,82412.89
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,975,993 1.23 1,375,65043.64
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,672,971 1.66 1,961,76436.25
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,226 0.00 1,245400.08
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 36,929-100.00
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
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 389 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 7,714-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 11,088 0.01 10110,878.22
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,267 0.00 222,556-98.53
69 Ceramic products 1,224 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 114,990 0.07 152,502-24.60
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 135,157 0.08 73,55383.75
72 Iron and steel 20,571,476 12.78 8,955,985129.70
73 Articles of iron or steel 876,351 0.54 4,17120,910.57
74 Copper and articles thereof 866 0.00 181,804-99.52
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 8,905-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 17,937,024 11.15 17,555,8572.17
78 Lead and articles thereof 526,302 0.33 565,349-6.91
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,206 0.00 1932,597.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,482 0.00 1,62952.36
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 367,953 0.23 532,793-30.94
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 652,332 0.41 272,473139.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 37,272 0.02 1,1683,091.10
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 75,821 0.05 140,682-46.10
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 300 0.00 275,000-99.89
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 71,099 0.04 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 58,224 0.04 7,933633.95
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 80 0.00 6326.98
SS Classified 23,035,516 14.31 37 64561,091.44

Russia’s Imports from Thailand

The major share of Russian imports from Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.61% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (52.92% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.34% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (23.05% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.40% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (9.87% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.71% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (5.14% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.48% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (4.37% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.12% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (1.50% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st 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 $57,079,314;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $22,637,210;
  • 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 $8,470,792;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $4,369,934;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,373,904;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $2,928,886;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,792,973;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1,644,201;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1,326,769.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 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 $4,399,811;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $3,417,100;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1,507,859;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $1,419,608;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,220,721.
Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,814,330 0.95 2,170,12975.77
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,575 0.00 954379.56
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 916,593 0.23 1,143,286-19.83
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 722,197 0.18 767,087-5.85
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,571,053 0.64 1,748,97047.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 52,670 0.01 42,32424.44
10 Cereals 5,899,084 1.47 4,106,11143.67
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 244,561 0.06 194,13125.98
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 907,640 0.23 850,3296.74
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 10,452 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 131,358 0.03 73,77078.06
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,021,088 1.00 2,918,09737.80
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 83,986 0.02 173,849-51.69
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 217 0.00 14351.75
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 325,754 0.08 330,079-1.31
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 13,626,039 3.40 12,299,27010.79
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 703,847 0.18 661,9026.34
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 489,065 0.12 169,326188.83
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,573,663 0.39 1,187,25632.55
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,559,705 0.39 857,77781.83
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 89,776 0.02 11,470682.70
26 Ores, slag and ash 273,000 0.07 343,990-20.64
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,378,367 0.34 1,561,381-11.72
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,210,746 0.55 1,542,75243.30
29 Organic chemicals 6,481,426 1.62 2,111,492206.96
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,118,804 0.78 2,540,68022.75
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 269,554 0.07 604,062-55.38
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,594,330 0.40 1,884,803-15.41
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 819,779 0.20 598,79536.90
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,120,614 0.53 2,135,264-0.69
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 179,947 0.04 131,90536.42
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 284,347 0.07 756,966-62.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,941,001 2.48 11,161,722-10.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 42,451,118 10.60 45,868,218-7.45
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 40,260 0.01 103,721-61.18
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 662,840 0.17 411,00561.27
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 313,110 0.08 160,00695.69
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 15-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 982,235 0.25 346,072183.82
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 26,179 0.01 26,942-2.83
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3,714 0.00 0
52 Cotton 21,433 0.01 36,991-42.06
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 463 0.00 59684.75
54 Man-made filaments 68,174 0.02 52,58329.65
55 Man-made staple fibers 252,200 0.06 119,690110.71
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 193,579 0.05 4,593,390-95.79
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 183 0.00 7,451-97.54
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5,619 0.00 4,34429.35
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 47,661 0.01 19,476144.72
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 494 0.00 3,218-84.65
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,681,740 0.92 3,390,8348.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,224,639 0.31 925,69032.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 306,487 0.08 189,68061.58
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9,034,216 2.25 6,105,33047.97
65 Headgear and parts thereof 16,770 0.00 13,67722.61
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 389 0.00 2,390-83.72
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 54,774 0.01 107,700-49.14
69 Ceramic products 611,509 0.15 515,62518.60
70 Glass and glassware 356,276 0.09 113,854212.92
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 13,939,581 3.48 13,134,6956.13
72 Iron and steel 17,686 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,622,539 0.65 1,574,67866.54
74 Copper and articles thereof 117,775 0.03 48,129144.71
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 12,251-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 200,743 0.05 20,115897.98
80 Tin and articles thereof 842 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 22,954 0.01 1,4401,494.03
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 864,666 0.22 2,372,525-63.56
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 642,817 0.16 488,81531.51
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 100,162,945 25.00 77,525,73529.20
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 47,571,035 11.87 39,100,24321.66
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 3,993 0.00 45,687-91.26
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 93,050,794 23.23 35,971,480158.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 125,090 0.03 24,265415.52
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,909,403 2.47 6,535,49951.62
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 986,119 0.25 1,335,447-26.16
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 10,242 0.00 14,452-29.13
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 933,716 0.23 501,24086.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,307,464 0.33 2,727,072-52.06
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,368,659 0.34 1,201,13413.95
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia