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Russian trade in goods with Thailand in Q3 2020

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 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Thailand

In the 3rd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Thailand was $457,119,647, down 23.02% ($136,690,322) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2020 were $101,694,896, down 19.52% ($24,657,965) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2020 were $355,424,751, down 23.97% ($112,032,357) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade deficit with Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2020 was $253,729,855, a 25.62% decrease ($87,374,392) over the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Thailand was Russia’s 46th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (down from 45th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.3347% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3580% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Thailand was Russia’s 68th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (up from 70th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.1293% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1223% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Thailand was Russia’s 30th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (down from 27th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.6137% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.7474% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Thailand

The major share of Russian exports to Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 31.07% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (1.59% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 25.55% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (56.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.02% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (17.86% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.11% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (18.98% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.37% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (1.49% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.38% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (3.28% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $24,335,056;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $4,813,975;
  • 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 $3,646,422;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2,811,864;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $930,681;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $649,571;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $424,756.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 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 $44,488,729;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $11,901,063;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $4,794,165;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $3,536,483;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,616,091;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $878,329;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $607,270;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $569,532;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $368,626.
Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
01 Live animals 151 0.00 252-40.08
02 Meat and edible meat offal 8,680 0.01 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,468,541 5.38 654,566735.45
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 909,112 0.89 1,092,379-16.78
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,663 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 69,141 0.07 17,100304.33
10 Cereals 24,335,056 23.93 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 78,666 0.08 213,459-63.15
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 35,686 0.04 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 1-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 487 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,431 0.00 661419.06
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,480 0.00 9,428-52.48
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 909 0.00 6,518-86.05
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 28,377 0.03 13,213114.77
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 649,571 0.64 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,470,408 1.45 2,039,940-27.92
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 24,513,006 24.10 69,001,735-64.47
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 272,906 0.27 641,532-57.46
29 Organic chemicals 37,971 0.04 43,993-13.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 21,150 0.02 15,23838.80
31 Fertilizers 10,702,433 10.52 15,496,598-30.94
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,087 0.00 9,069-88.01
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 4,315-100.00
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 555 0.00 907-38.81
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 179-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 95,951-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 72,284 0.07 5,2571,275.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,272,344 1.25 847,58850.11
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,872,797 1.84 5,409,280-65.38
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 39 0.00 375.41
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,971,492 2.92 159,6281,761.51
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,256,317 1.24 1,863,587-32.59
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,238,483 1.22 2,116,812-41.49
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3 0.00 3,143-99.90
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 18 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 28 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 20 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 441-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 235 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,451 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 156,188 0.15 83,83886.30
70 Glass and glassware 29,769 0.03 136,305-78.16
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 169,066 0.17 331,225-48.96
72 Iron and steel 843,004 0.83 12,744,067-93.39
73 Articles of iron or steel 55,595 0.05 1,671,686-96.67
74 Copper and articles thereof 36 0.00 0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 10,411 0.01 14,245-26.91
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9,233,478 9.08 9,487,931-2.68
78 Lead and articles thereof 123,762 0.12 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7,150 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,865 0.01 66,824-91.22
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,909 0.00 1,61979.68
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,654,749 1.63 724,068128.54
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 4,458,234 4.38 811,812449.17
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 46,216 0.05 34,96032.20
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 315,895 0.31 310,1021.87
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 807 0.00 956-15.59
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 0 0.00 20,000-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 43,013 0.04 34,29425.42
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 135-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,663 0.00 0
SS Classified 7,235,108 7.11 115 9876,137.86

Russia’s Imports from Thailand

The major share of Russian imports from Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 66.80% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (63.74% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.16% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (17.33% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.38% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (8.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.43% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (3.11% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.94% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (2.06% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.28% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (1.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $3,319,568.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $51,459,637;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $14,891,764;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $12,588,558;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $8,556,535;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $6,199,994;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $3,345,816;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $3,065,352;
  • 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 $2,705,847;
  • 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) - a decrease of $1,746,781;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1,557,037;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,433,976;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $1,198,108.
Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
01 Live animals 683 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 3,345,816-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,981,420 1.12 3,338,92619.24
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,083 0.00 5,678-63.31
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 179,899 0.05 255,178-29.50
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 624,704 0.18 899,820-30.57
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,037,191 0.29 2,001,957-48.19
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 36,443 0.01 51,515-29.26
10 Cereals 1,297,641 0.37 4,362,993-70.26
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 264,321 0.07 331,187-20.19
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 811,699 0.23 617,89531.37
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 36,858 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 228,774 0.06 236,738-3.36
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,734,398 0.77 3,438,822-20.48
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 34,552 0.01 73,578-53.04
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 21,072 0.01 1,3511,459.73
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 526,742 0.15 551,248-4.45
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 12,648,129 3.56 14,205,166-10.96
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,427,656 0.40 1,845,967-22.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 593,027 0.17 758,776-21.84
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,100,337 0.87 2,356,45931.57
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 209,974 0.06 51,465307.99
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 60,897 0.02 131,899-53.83
26 Ores, slag and ash 86,447 0.02 173,567-50.19
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,904,638 0.54 3,338,614-42.95
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 456,363 0.13 1,429,325-68.07
29 Organic chemicals 383,868 0.11 515,706-25.56
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 8,556,535-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 423,021 0.12 514,691-17.81
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,452,164 0.97 2,566,57834.50
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 507,740 0.14 538,511-5.71
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,081,597 0.59 2,913,650-28.56
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,246,349 0.35 1,026,49021.42
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 301,252 0.08 388,886-22.53
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,210,507 1.75 12,410,501-49.96
40 Rubber and articles thereof 35,258,017 9.92 50,149,781-29.69
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 204,990 0.06 169,50620.93
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 449,650 0.13 650,172-30.84
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 83,904 0.02 403,119-79.19
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 783-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 346 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 114,157 0.03 244,157-53.24
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,211 0.00 859157.39
52 Cotton 79,402 0.02 16,424383.45
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 804 0.00 1,261-36.24
54 Man-made filaments 88,504 0.02 74,35019.04
55 Man-made staple fibers 211,807 0.06 592,282-64.24
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 49,083 0.01 61,681-20.42
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 51,279 0.01 19,802158.96
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5,642 0.00 8,901-36.61
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 46,470 0.01 9,635382.30
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 49 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,038,376 0.85 3,347,818-9.24
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 901,305 0.25 1,235,364-27.04
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 155,823 0.04 604,505-74.22
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,101,101 2.00 8,118,134-12.53
65 Headgear and parts thereof 453,973 0.13 429,5655.68
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,434 0.00 10,379-76.55
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 177,803 0.05 206,813-14.03
69 Ceramic products 774,450 0.22 495,74156.22
70 Glass and glassware 285,300 0.08 447,823-36.29
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,910,870 1.94 9,616,717-28.14
72 Iron and steel 24,768 0.01 92,230-73.15
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,027,099 0.85 3,249,235-6.84
74 Copper and articles thereof 15,944 0.00 39,717-59.86
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 77,660 0.02 178,816-56.57
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 59-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 12 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 5,198-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,311 0.00 51,536-97.46
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,058,287 0.30 1,206,522-12.29
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 330,026 0.09 617,886-46.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 127,929,539 35.99 140,518,097-8.96
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 54,885,253 15.44 51,565,6856.44
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 0 0.00 2,600-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 43,456,434 12.23 94,916,071-54.22
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 251,350 0.07 150,23267.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,900,523 3.07 10,809,7530.84
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 804,078 0.23 1,357,877-40.78
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 54,108 0.02 25,940108.59
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 1,517,514 0.43 3,264,295-53.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,059,473 1.99 8,257,581-14.51
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 632,897 0.18 996,718-36.50
SS Classified 38,279 0.01 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia