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Russian trade in goods with Thailand in Q1 2021

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 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Thailand

In the 1st quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Thailand totaled $529,962,527, up 18.31% ($82,002,482) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2021 totaled $142,409,192, up 125.31% ($79,203,028) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2021 totaled $387,553,335, up 0.73% ($2,799,454) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade deficit with Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2021 was $245,144,143, a 23.76% decrease ($76,403,574) over the 1st quarter of 2020.

Thailand was Russia’s 47th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2021 (up from 50th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.3429% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3152% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Thailand was Russia’s 61st largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2021 (up from 77th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.1544% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0710% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Thailand was Russia’s 30th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 29th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.6221% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.7238% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Thailand

The major share of Russian exports to Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2021 (and in the 1st quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 19.55% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (18.37% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.58% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (40.09% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.83% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (22.99% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.36% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (5.30% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.44% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (8.58% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.41% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (2.71% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $10,192,031;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2,538,226;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,936,865;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,567,786;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $1,417,821;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,286,291;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $936,601;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $782,161.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,774,838;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,313,346;
  • 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 $982,197;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $873,562;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $630,305;
  • 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 $596,206.
Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 1,162-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 356,636 0.25 986,941-63.86
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 1,977-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,143,000 0.80 206,399453.78
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 42,305 0.03 35,71118.46
10 Cereals 399,730 0.28 300,46433.04
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 9,492 0.01 69,207-86.28
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11,100 0.01 18,310-39.38
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 9,179-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 25,697 0.02 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 775 0.00 66017.42
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 12,054-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 20,353 0.01 13,75747.95
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 55,064-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,233,221 2.27 2,451,06031.91
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 10,765,334 7.56 12,078,680-10.87
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 304,617 0.21 900,823-66.18
29 Organic chemicals 143,539 0.10 98,03846.41
31 Fertilizers 19,274,483 13.53 19,554,536-1.43
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 680-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,729 0.00 1,176302.13
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 4,414 0.00 3591,129.53
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 89,584 0.06 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,230,302 0.86 947,23629.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,407,433 3.80 3,839,64740.83
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,010 0.00 397,617.95
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 185,376 0.13 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,125,212 0.79 870,30629.29
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 774,313 0.54 871,398-11.14
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,889,719 2.03 1,603,42880.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 89 0.00 2,798-96.82
52 Cotton 172 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 210,874 0.15 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 874 0.00 614,466.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,477 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 33,778 0.02 10,821212.15
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,020 0.00 4,470-32.44
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,204 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 192,411 0.14 107,76778.54
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 66-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 31,907 0.02 111,700-71.44
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 354,030 0.25 105,699234.94
72 Iron and steel 12,799,390 8.99 2,607,359390.89
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,288,354 2.31 1,351,489143.31
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,740 0.00 162974.07
75 Nickel and articles thereof 800 0.00 2,601-69.24
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,169,961 7.14 7,631,73533.26
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,417,825 1.00 435,445,525.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,867 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 154,750 0.11 7,0002,110.71
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 9,480-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 501,566 0.35 2,276,404-77.97
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 659,938 0.46 1,642,135-59.81
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 359,377 0.25 96,127273.86
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 534,385 0.38 1,407,947-62.05
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 7,868 0.01 929746.93
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 6,192 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9,966 0.01 296,403-96.64
SS Classified 64,219,003 45.09 604 76910,518.77

Russia’s Imports from Thailand

The major share of Russian imports from Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2021 (and in the 1st quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 67.55% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (62.89% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.50% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (15.11% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.25% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (10.42% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.23% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (3.55% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.41% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (3.62% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.16% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (1.47% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 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 $13,081,968;
  • 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 $11,408,253;
  • 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 $2,735,134;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,150,204;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2,070,425;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1,959,387.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $7,085,237;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,889,730;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $3,405,608;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2,761,329;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $2,672,237;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $1,941,215;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $1,555,809.
Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
01 Live animals 0 0.00 240-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 592,956-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,199,193 0.57 2,416,246-8.98
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 14,112 0.00 12,81610.11
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 292,411 0.08 402,375-27.33
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,187,859 0.31 1,356,700-12.44
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,114,951 0.80 4,160,769-25.14
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 58,057 0.01 30,16792.45
10 Cereals 2,098,864 0.54 4,860,193-56.82
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 305,265 0.08 394,400-22.60
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,361,093 0.35 1,023,28133.01
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 126,831 0.03 275,024-53.88
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,901,190 1.01 4,269,714-8.63
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 111,867 0.03 106,1285.41
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 155,358 0.04 8,7611,673.29
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 702,736 0.18 726,434-3.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9,305,388 2.40 11,977,625-22.31
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,267,385 1.10 2,196,96094.24
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 542,700 0.14 662,454-18.08
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,084,272 0.54 3,640,081-42.74
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 132,047 0.03 984,845-86.59
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10,084 0.00 59,875-83.16
26 Ores, slag and ash 19,893 0.01 353,654-94.38
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,284,112 0.85 1,324,725147.91
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 479,433 0.12 890,054-46.13
29 Organic chemicals 623,890 0.16 784,823-20.51
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,296,710 0.59 146,5061,467.66
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 285,472 0.07 332,929-14.25
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,971,470 0.51 2,363,334-16.58
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 532,329 0.14 574,450-7.33
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,392,760 0.36 2,189,920-36.40
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,733,420 0.45 875,21898.06
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 273,956 0.07 597,067-54.12
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,526,738 1.68 9,932,346-34.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 32,347,178 8.35 39,432,415-17.97
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 196,636 0.05 356,159-44.79
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 306,932 0.08 526,002-41.65
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 162,732 0.04 236,991-31.33
45 Cork and articles of cork 124 0.00 71,671.43
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 5-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 178,979 0.05 396,435-54.85
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 694 0.00 5,736-87.90
52 Cotton 13,938 0.00 15,561-10.43
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 273 0.00 1,717-84.10
54 Man-made filaments 100,172 0.03 121,254-17.39
55 Man-made staple fibers 220,452 0.06 187,65217.48
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,153,521 0.30 280,795310.81
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 15,409 0.00 30,278-49.11
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 23,982 0.01 3,009697.01
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 53,847 0.01 1,6703,124.37
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,745,950 0.71 2,562,1647.17
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,285,355 0.33 1,301,719-1.26
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 321,951 0.08 181,04277.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,261,390 1.87 9,202,605-21.09
65 Headgear and parts thereof 33,079 0.01 20,18363.90
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 40 0.00 366-89.07
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 261,943 0.07 237,97510.07
69 Ceramic products 997,074 0.26 1,071,383-6.94
70 Glass and glassware 291,965 0.08 427,124-31.64
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 16,398,770 4.23 13,663,63620.02
72 Iron and steel 107,198 0.03 67,77558.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,782,686 0.72 3,508,368-20.68
74 Copper and articles thereof 30,671 0.01 438,490-93.01
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 92,801 0.02 118,345-21.58
79 Zinc and articles thereof 185 0.00 43330.23
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 15-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 619 0.00 1,497-58.65
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,008,590 0.26 954,1585.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 486,771 0.13 581,729-16.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 124,467,911 32.12 128,357,641-3.03
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 54,049,365 13.95 42,641,11226.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 73,021,974 18.84 59,940,00621.83
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 323,274 0.08 176,03783.64
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,947,429 2.57 10,858,266-8.39
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,269,461 0.33 957,92232.52
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 21,653 0.01 14,95844.76
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 1,611,460 0.42 2,021,397-20.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,028,458 0.52 2,734,305-25.81
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 516,832 0.13 591,359-12.60
SS Classified 21,765 0.01 3 505520.97
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia