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Russian trade in goods with Thailand in Q3 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 third quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Thailand

In the 3rd quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Thailand totaled $646,780,913, up 41.49% ($189,661,266) from the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2021 totaled $173,223,260, up 70.34% ($71,528,364) from the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2021 totaled $473,557,653, up 33.24% ($118,132,902) from the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade deficit with Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2021 was $300,334,393, a 18.37% increase ($46,604,538) over the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Thailand was Russia’s 53rd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (down from 46th in the 3rd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.3102% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3347% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

Thailand was Russia’s 65th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (up from 68th in the 3rd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.1299% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1293% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

Thailand was Russia’s 29th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (up from 30th in the 3rd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.6307% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.6137% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Thailand

The major share of Russian exports to Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 74.96% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (10.11% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.33% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (14.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.10% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (25.55% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.17% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (31.07% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.09% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (5.38% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.60% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (0.17% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.20% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (6.37% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $116,519,948;
  • 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 $2,594,156;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2,023,111;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $1,700,352;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,506,014;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $1,446,980;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $931,988;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $800,759;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $618,636.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $24,112,242;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $15,496,613;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $3,542,152;
  • 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 $3,245,385;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2,187,693;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,309,696;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $649,571.
Russia’s exports to Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2021
over Q3 2020
01 Live animals 9,570 0.01 1516,237.75
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 8,680-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,079,443 2.93 5,468,541-7.12
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,356,092 1.36 909,112159.16
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 805,422 0.46 4,66317,172.61
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 87,590 0.05 69,14126.68
10 Cereals 222,814 0.13 24,335,056-99.08
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 78,666-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 35,686-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 349,250 0.20 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 487-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,115 0.00 3,431-67.50
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 4,480-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 37,454 0.02 9094,020.35
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 28,377-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 649,571-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,546,669 0.89 1,470,4085.19
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9,016,393 5.21 24,513,006-63.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 425,205 0.25 272,90655.81
29 Organic chemicals 124,768 0.07 37,971228.59
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 21,150-100.00
31 Fertilizers 7,160,281 4.13 10,702,433-33.10
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,850 0.00 1,08770.19
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 39,818 0.02 0
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 1,422 0.00 555156.22
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 920 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 272,998 0.16 72,284277.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 772,609 0.45 1,272,344-39.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,895,908 2.25 1,872,797108.03
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 204 0.00 39423.08
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 783,799 0.45 2,971,492-73.62
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,956,669 1.71 1,256,317135.34
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,605,868 0.93 1,238,48329.66
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 3-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 18-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 54 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 28-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 20-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 43 0.00 235-81.70
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,483 0.00 1,4512.21
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 566,494 0.33 156,188262.70
70 Glass and glassware 61,294 0.04 29,769105.90
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,763,222 1.60 169,0661,534.40
72 Iron and steel 1,461,640 0.84 843,00473.38
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,561,609 0.90 55,5952,708.90
74 Copper and articles thereof 488 0.00 361,255.56
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,419 0.00 10,411-76.76
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 125,753,426 72.60 9,233,4781,261.93
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,055,750 0.61 123,762753.05
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,076 0.00 7,150-84.95
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,536 0.01 5,86562.59
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 458 0.00 2,909-84.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 345,053 0.20 1,654,749-79.15
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 1,212,849 0.70 4,458,234-72.80
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 75,447 0.04 46,21663.25
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,850 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 448,913 0.26 315,89542.11
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 807-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,364 0.00 43,013-92.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,103 0.00 0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 1,663-100.00
SS Classified 336,558 0.19 7 235 108-95.35

Russia’s Imports from Thailand

The major share of Russian imports from Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 68.16% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (66.80% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.07% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (14.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.53% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (8.38% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.32% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (3.43% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.88% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (1.94% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.28% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (1.28% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd 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 $49,440,153;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $24,436,263;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $11,399,464;
  • 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 $10,120,307;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $6,652,870;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2,570,346;
  • 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 $2,182,625;
  • 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 $1,974,646;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $1,715,066;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,582,882.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Thailand in the 3rd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2021
over Q3 2020
01 Live animals 105 0.00 683-84.63
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,008,454 0.85 3,981,4200.68
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11,055 0.00 2,083430.72
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 251,879 0.05 179,89940.01
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,012,025 0.21 624,70462.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,417,727 0.30 1,037,19136.69
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 39,754 0.01 36,4439.09
10 Cereals 515,703 0.11 1,297,641-60.26
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 382,383 0.08 264,32144.67
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 985,191 0.21 811,69921.37
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 36,858-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 339,334 0.07 228,77448.33
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,449,464 0.94 2,734,39862.72
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 75,625 0.02 34,552118.87
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 139,015 0.03 21,072559.71
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,143,538 0.24 526,742117.10
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 13,417,350 2.83 12,648,1296.08
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,998,002 0.84 1,427,656180.04
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 832,118 0.18 593,02740.32
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,581,023 0.55 3,100,337-16.75
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 65,097 0.01 209,974-69.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 25 0.00 60,897-99.96
26 Ores, slag and ash 125,115 0.03 86,44744.73
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,777,761 0.38 1,904,638-6.66
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 352,378 0.07 456,363-22.79
29 Organic chemicals 499,883 0.11 383,86830.22
30 Pharmaceutical products 106,827 0.02 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 536,831 0.11 423,02126.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,243,380 0.47 3,452,164-35.02
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 387,493 0.08 507,740-23.68
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,915,677 0.40 2,081,597-7.97
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 648,139 0.14 1,246,349-48.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 426,571 0.09 301,25241.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 17,609,971 3.72 6,210,507183.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 41,910,887 8.85 35,258,01718.87
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 333,763 0.07 204,99062.82
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 484,890 0.10 449,6507.84
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 595,196 0.13 83,904609.38
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 346-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 70,332 0.01 114,157-38.39
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 740 0.00 2,211-66.53
52 Cotton 74,124 0.02 79,402-6.65
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,904 0.00 804261.19
54 Man-made filaments 287,590 0.06 88,504224.95
55 Man-made staple fibers 854,014 0.18 211,807303.20
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 30,316 0.01 49,083-38.24
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 12,500 0.00 51,279-75.62
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 752 0.00 5,642-86.67
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 73,961 0.02 46,47059.16
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 49-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,722,972 0.79 3,038,37622.53
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,631,557 0.34 901,30581.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 533,067 0.11 155,823242.10
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,251,989 1.74 7,101,10116.21
65 Headgear and parts thereof 218,808 0.05 453,973-51.80
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 21,278 0.00 2,434774.20
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 377,883 0.08 177,803112.53
69 Ceramic products 1,363,250 0.29 774,45076.03
70 Glass and glassware 446,978 0.09 285,30056.67
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,885,516 1.88 6,910,87028.57
72 Iron and steel 106,799 0.02 24,768331.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,926,369 0.83 3,027,09929.71
74 Copper and articles thereof 7,586 0.00 15,944-52.42
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 122,445 0.03 77,66057.67
79 Zinc and articles thereof 138 0.00 121,050.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 6,784 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 22,761 0.00 1,3111,636.16
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,139,730 0.24 1,058,2877.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 708,876 0.15 330,026114.79
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 152,365,802 32.17 127,929,53919.10
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 65,005,560 13.73 54,885,25318.44
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 4,000 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 92,896,587 19.62 43,456,434113.77
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 13,841 0.00 251,350-94.49
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,483,405 2.64 10,900,52314.52
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,187,074 0.25 804,07847.63
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 63,647 0.01 54,10817.63
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 3,700,139 0.78 1,517,514143.83
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,633,908 1.40 7,059,473-6.03
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 652,963 0.14 632,8973.17
SS Classified 29,079 0.01 38 279-24.03
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia