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Russian trade in goods with Thailand in Q2 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 second quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Thailand

In the 2nd quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Thailand totaled $561,638,810, up 47.22% ($180,150,174) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 2nd quarter of 2021 totaled $128,817,052, up 71.20% ($53,575,335) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 2nd quarter of 2021 totaled $432,821,758, up 41.33% ($126,574,839) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade deficit with Thailand in the 2nd quarter of 2021 was $304,004,706, a 31.60% increase ($72,999,504) over the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Thailand was Russia’s 52nd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (down from 50th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.2968% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3127% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Thailand was Russia’s 68th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (up from 70th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.1120% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1076% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Thailand was Russia’s 31st largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (down from 30th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.5832% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.5879% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Thailand

The major share of Russian exports to Thailand in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 27.30% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (9.54% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 26.25% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (25.03% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.08% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (48.93% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.41% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (8.68% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.55% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (2.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.19% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (3.66% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.26% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (0.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $16,362,843;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $15,546,838;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $10,448,414;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $3,296,457;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $2,302,684;
  • 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 $1,615,660;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $1,556,970;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $1,164,081;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $920,640;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $833,551.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 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 $26,054,897;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2,033,406;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,709,857;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $1,275,492;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $649,591;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $556,050.
Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 2nd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2021
over Q2 2020
01 Live animals 11,287 0.01 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 330 0.00 649,921-99.95
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,721,704 2.11 419,020549.54
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 101,201 0.08 0
10 Cereals 433,961 0.34 74,013486.33
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 858 0.00 165,772-99.48
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 12,977-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 400-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,355 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,080 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 27,482-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,660 0.00 5,066-8.01
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,971 0.00 259,455-98.08
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,029,712 1.58 2,382,368-14.80
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,375,850 6.50 34,430,747-75.67
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 247,517 0.19 607,717-59.27
29 Organic chemicals 517,037 0.40 244,260111.67
30 Pharmaceutical products 47,171 0.04 0
31 Fertilizers 29,958,135 23.26 13,595,292120.36
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 4,500 0.00 5,760-21.88
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 428-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 89,927 0.07 3,9242,191.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,440,847 1.12 1,150,51425.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,513,069 1.17 3,222,926-53.05
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,296,457 2.56 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 863,885 0.67 2,897,291-70.18
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,029,821 1.58 472,851329.27
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,788,081 2.16 3,158,981-11.74
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 19 0.00 61-68.85
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 15-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,443-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 10,723 0.01 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 37,069 0.03 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 84 0.00 922-90.89
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 31,070 0.02 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,460 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 518,120 0.40 207,773149.37
70 Glass and glassware 41,613 0.03 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,629,205 1.26 13,54511,928.09
72 Iron and steel 16,846,727 13.08 1,299,8891,196.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 863,664 0.67 30,1132,768.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 8 0.00 594-98.65
75 Nickel and articles thereof 14,173 0.01 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 16,226,789 12.60 5,778,375180.82
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,164,091 0.90 1011,640,810.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 56,765 0.04 68,127-16.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 2,843-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 867,739 0.67 1,055,256-17.77
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 635,004 0.49 741,557-14.37
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 950,357 0.74 29,7173,098.02
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 368,681 0.29 924,731-60.13
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,464 0.00 677263.96
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 0.00 250-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,354 0.00 1,280,846-99.58
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 12 0.00 0
SS Classified 32,058,444 24.89 16 808190,633.25

Russia’s Imports from Thailand

The major share of Russian imports from Thailand in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 64.24% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (60.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.98% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (19.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.16% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (12.35% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.47% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (2.10% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.33% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (0.63% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.68% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (1.72% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.90% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (1.25% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $47,203,444;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $30,170,611;
  • 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 $15,765,199;
  • 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 $8,178,794;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $6,164,045;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,472,255;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $3,165,557;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,444,282;
  • 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) - an increase of $2,336,030;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $2,062,429;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,994,785;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1,715,654;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1,472,760;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $1,359,079.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $3,405,435;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $3,346,532;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1,776,510.
Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 2nd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2021
over Q2 2020
01 Live animals 0 0.00 555-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,885,116 1.13 3,169,46254.13
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 23,702 0.01 12,59088.26
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 258,164 0.06 93,504176.10
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,188,797 0.27 563,720110.88
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,064,035 0.71 2,742,67911.72
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 76,312 0.02 64,16618.93
10 Cereals 554,295 0.13 3,900,827-85.79
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 716,714 0.17 556,25728.85
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,220,295 0.51 747,535197.02
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 45,564 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 389,709 0.09 149,539160.61
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 6,048,884 1.40 4,689,80528.98
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 128,226 0.03 62,304105.81
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 115,494 0.03 7,0841,530.35
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,491,579 0.34 822,74781.29
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 12,979,267 3.00 14,755,777-12.04
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,325,579 1.23 2,160,022146.55
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 774,728 0.18 637,66121.50
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,445,483 0.80 2,239,34453.86
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 226,225 0.05 434,639-47.95
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 785 0.00 46,543-98.31
26 Ores, slag and ash 90,943 0.02 231,026-60.64
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,783,400 0.87 3,560,2706.27
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 626,671 0.14 514,25921.86
29 Organic chemicals 517,356 0.12 583,946-11.40
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,261,914 0.29 4,667,349-72.96
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 559,169 0.13 367,65152.09
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,959,990 0.45 2,025,037-3.21
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 573,629 0.13 701,652-18.25
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,311,576 0.53 3,022,914-23.53
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,386,200 0.32 900,28853.97
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 374,407 0.09 719,748-47.98
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,075,051 2.79 8,602,79640.36
40 Rubber and articles thereof 43,208,320 9.98 37,044,27516.64
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 229,682 0.05 649,170-64.62
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 491,414 0.11 137,870256.43
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 197,517 0.05 110,95978.01
45 Cork and articles of cork 155 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 28-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 615,650 0.14 188,060227.37
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,207 0.00 1173,495.73
50 Silk 61 0.00 0
52 Cotton 65,947 0.02 50,92129.51
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 993-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 223,551 0.05 57,303290.12
55 Man-made staple fibers 598,664 0.14 268,883122.65
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 455,722 0.11 74,531511.45
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4,853 0.00 55,459-91.25
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8,963 0.00 5021,685.46
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 88,541 0.02 43,285104.55
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,048,069 0.94 2,053,28497.15
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,559,183 0.36 501,724210.77
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 405,557 0.09 276,20646.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,963,076 0.68 2,996,346-1.11
65 Headgear and parts thereof 245,493 0.06 50,146389.56
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 70 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4,917 0.00 4011,126.18
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 291,763 0.07 361,050-19.19
69 Ceramic products 1,394,962 0.32 659,122111.64
70 Glass and glassware 399,205 0.09 185,329115.40
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10,105,338 2.33 1,926,544424.53
72 Iron and steel 56,245 0.01 39,96740.73
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,788,947 1.11 2,344,665104.25
74 Copper and articles thereof 229,547 0.05 1,043,883-78.01
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 155,481 0.04 127,79621.66
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,065-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 191 0.00 203-5.91
80 Tin and articles thereof 8,425 0.00 13,687-38.45
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,392 0.00 1,083120.87
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,362,645 0.31 1,306,0804.33
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 649,552 0.15 381,22270.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 144,315,489 33.34 97,112,04548.61
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 53,257,434 12.30 37,492,23542.05
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 3,028 0.00 76,000-96.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 69,496,975 16.06 39,326,36476.72
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 420,024 0.10 100,180319.27
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,544,898 2.44 10,116,9664.23
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,036,047 0.24 259,565299.15
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 28,980 0.01 40,817-29.00
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 3,474,696 0.80 1,138,666205.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,240,254 1.21 3,177,82564.90
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 640,431 0.15 696,996-8.12
SS Classified 19,938 0.00 3 405485.55
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia