Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with Thailand in 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 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Thailand

In 2020, Russia’s trade with Thailand was $1,774,826,465, down 25.06% ($593,397,748) from 2019.

Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2020 were $353,776,574, down 42.41% ($260,572,859) from 2019.

Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2020 were $1,421,049,891, down 18.98% ($332,824,889) from 2019.

Russia’s trade deficit with Thailand in 2020 was $1,067,273,317, a 6.34% decrease ($72,252,030) over 2019.

Thailand was Russia’s 51st largest trading partner in 2020 (down from 47th in 2019), accounting for 0.3126% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3553% in 2019).

Thailand was Russia’s 70th largest export market in 2020 (down from 66th in 2019), accounting for 0.1052% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1453% in 2019).

Thailand was Russia’s 31st largest supplier in 2020 (down from 29th in 2019), accounting for 0.6140% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.7194% in 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Thailand

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 28.56% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (43.21% in 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.22% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (1.53% in 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.43% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (15.09% in 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.81% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (14.69% in 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.76% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (3.69% in 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.84% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (2.38% in 2019).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $66,772,241;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $8,262,671;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $7,461,573;
  • 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 $4,198,735;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $3,238,131;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $2,388,067;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $1,993,841;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,581,329;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,446,867.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2020 over 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 $163,365,571;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $36,636,903;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $13,137,070;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $10,727,331;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $6,811,995;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $5,600,000;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $5,591,193;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $4,164,337;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $2,613,397.
Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2020
over 2019
01 Live animals 358 0.00 1,465-75.56
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,842 0.00 12,600-21.89
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 11,070,291 3.13 2,807,620294.29
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,977 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,602,680 0.45 4,216,077-61.99
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,663 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 202,669 0.06 130,56855.22
10 Cereals 67,246,601 19.01 474,36014,076.28
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 364,285 0.10 1,120,878-67.50
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 66,973 0.02 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 234,738 0.07 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 9,179 0.00 156,310-94.13
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 4-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 887 0.00 1,506-41.10
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,091 0.00 27,302-85.02
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,480 0.00 34,728-87.10
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 59,514 0.02 33,65076.86
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 48,724 0.01 31,81153.17
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,213,402 0.34 331,299266.26
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 100-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,597,209 2.15 8,619,169-11.86
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 93,459,056 26.42 256,824,627-63.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,957,109 0.55 2,150,688-9.00
29 Organic chemicals 407,572 0.12 398,8012.20
30 Pharmaceutical products 32,550 0.01 26,34123.57
31 Fertilizers 50,789,848 14.36 63,926,918-20.55
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 23,752 0.01 14,90859.32
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,176 0.00 64,041-98.16
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 8,754 0.00 30,187-71.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,212 0.00 21,947-94.48
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 150,721 0.04 245,740-38.67
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 163,859 0.05 26,184525.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,373,246 1.24 4,280,7812.16
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,821,281 3.06 21,548,612-49.78
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 241 0.00 13,942-98.27
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 573,544 0.16 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9,220,500 2.61 1,758,927424.21
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,542,850 1.00 9,134,043-61.21
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,601,586 2.15 11,765,923-35.39
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,939 0.00 24,486-88.00
54 Man-made filaments 15 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,486 0.00 3,220-22.80
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 1,627-100.00
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 26 0.00 422-93.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10,115 0.00 2,510302.99
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12,285 0.00 3,458255.26
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,729 0.00 2,386391.58
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8,366 0.00 3424,505.88
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 687,311 0.19 993,190-30.80
69 Ceramic products 66 0.00 7,801-99.15
70 Glass and glassware 214,622 0.06 450,323-52.34
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 483,564 0.14 1,145,335-57.78
72 Iron and steel 17,370,392 4.91 54,007,295-67.84
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,071,223 0.87 9,883,218-68.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,137 0.00 832517.43
75 Nickel and articles thereof 17,389 0.00 28,182-38.30
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 29,370,341 8.30 26,132,21012.39
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,388,120 0.68 534,505,786.79
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 25,555 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 103,545 0.03 207,578-50.12
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 25,731 0.01 9,641166.89
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,942,241 1.68 4,495,37432.19
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 7,231,310 2.04 3,032,575138.45
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 5,297-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,085,241 0.31 235,936359.97
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 5,600,000-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,853,967 0.81 1,272,638124.26
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,166 0.00 3,833-17.40
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 5,110 0.00 26,846-80.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,047,428 0.58 53,5873,720.76
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 3,188-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,663 0.00 0
SS Classified 7,924,043 2.24 116 484 301-93.20

Russia’s Imports from Thailand

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 63.61% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (63.93% in 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.60% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (16.48% in 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.38% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (9.63% in 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.07% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (2.56% in 2019);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.45% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (2.63% in 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.46% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (1.39% in 2019).

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

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $5,509,741.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2020 over 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 $171,875,070;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $44,316,541;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $32,268,987;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $15,791,136;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $11,408,583;
  • 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 $11,349,052;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $7,670,626;
  • 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 $6,617,756;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $6,244,709;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $5,735,608.
Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2020
over 2019
01 Live animals 9,478 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 592,956 0.04 8,263,582-92.82
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 13,522,946 0.95 12,450,4068.61
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 64,108 0.00 30,982106.92
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 844,635 0.06 1,372,929-38.48
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,553,010 0.25 3,965,246-10.40
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 10,313,636 0.73 12,853,585-19.76
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 177,555 0.01 247,396-28.23
10 Cereals 12,687,002 0.89 18,931,711-32.99
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,623,223 0.11 1,204,33334.78
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,859,596 0.27 4,171,282-7.47
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 36,858 0.00 66,135-44.27
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 758 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,013,549 0.07 1,006,3580.71
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 14,925,490 1.05 19,144,536-22.04
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 270,143 0.02 395,800-31.75
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 114,957 0.01 10,1621,031.24
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,841,807 0.20 2,534,43112.13
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 52,956,852 3.73 58,692,460-9.77
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,926,318 0.70 7,373,52334.62
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,720,138 0.19 2,665,7702.04
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 12,980,323 0.91 11,490,02512.97
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,426,451 0.17 1,940,38925.05
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 188,868 0.01 391,185-51.72
26 Ores, slag and ash 910,744 0.06 1,529,670-40.46
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9,868,339 0.69 9,602,3602.77
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,477,437 0.17 5,653,120-56.18
29 Organic chemicals 2,000,505 0.14 5,176,619-61.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,356,034 0.66 20,764,617-54.94
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,455,065 0.10 1,966,965-26.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 10,618,020 0.75 10,283,4663.25
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 2,137,792 0.15 3,641,523-41.29
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 8,794,491 0.62 9,528,024-7.70
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,680,663 0.26 3,123,91417.82
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,793,721 0.13 1,456,04523.19
39 Plastics and articles thereof 34,167,473 2.40 49,958,609-31.61
40 Rubber and articles thereof 145,247,986 10.22 177,516,973-18.18
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,221,743 0.09 1,081,73212.94
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,637,446 0.12 2,041,410-19.79
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 658,246 0.05 1,100,743-40.20
45 Cork and articles of cork 172 0.00 1,190-85.55
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 379 0.00 19891.41
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,014,274 0.07 1,040,948-2.56
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 92,982 0.01 162,235-42.69
50 Silk 307 0.00 0
52 Cotton 188,912 0.01 141,32433.67
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3,578 0.00 5,599-36.10
54 Man-made filaments 396,361 0.03 254,45755.77
55 Man-made staple fibers 937,828 0.07 2,999,004-68.73
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 425,519 0.03 594,968-28.48
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 261,044 0.02 31,274734.70
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 22,799 0.00 50,946-55.25
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 106,609 0.01 19,173456.04
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,902 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 11,193,664 0.79 13,996,243-20.02
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,086,750 0.29 4,725,314-13.51
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,131,794 0.08 2,568,534-55.94
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 24,243,912 1.71 18,734,17129.41
65 Headgear and parts thereof 535,893 0.04 712,950-24.83
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 10-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 41,414 0.00 46,236-10.43
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,014,496 0.07 1,172,114-13.45
69 Ceramic products 3,668,845 0.26 2,425,02051.29
70 Glass and glassware 1,138,755 0.08 1,913,118-40.48
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 34,815,832 2.45 46,164,884-24.58
72 Iron and steel 188,738 0.01 294,263-35.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 12,209,378 0.86 14,677,044-16.81
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,852,980 0.13 134,1431,281.35
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 429,201 0.03 949,023-54.77
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,065 0.00 591,705.08
79 Zinc and articles thereof 262 0.00 298-12.08
80 Tin and articles thereof 52,995 0.00 9,587452.78
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,574 0.00 495,890-98.88
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,153,617 0.29 4,651,206-10.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,815,173 0.13 3,085,341-41.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 474,391,863 33.38 518,708,404-8.54
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 198,155,635 13.94 200,397,915-1.12
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 76,000 0.01 4,8351,471.87
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 186,148,884 13.10 358,023,954-48.01
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 654,438 0.05 492,15032.98
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 44,507,154 3.13 43,676,3131.90
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,095,940 0.22 3,933,368-21.29
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 147,294 0.01 140,8104.60
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 6,152,437 0.43 12,770,193-51.82
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 15,367,329 1.08 17,199,434-10.65
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,564,443 0.18 2,801,378-8.46
SS Classified 78,108 0.01 41 24689.37
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia