Russian foreign trade
reports and reviews

Russian trade with Thailand in 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 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Thailand

In 2021, Russia’s trade with Thailand totaled $2,287,978,913, up 28.91% ($513,152,448) from 2020.

Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2021 totaled $494,185,025, up 39.69% ($140,408,451) from 2020.

Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2021 totaled $1,793,793,888, up 26.23% ($372,743,997) from 2020.

Russia’s trade deficit with Thailand in 2021 was $1,299,608,863, a 21.77% increase ($232,335,546) over 2020.

Thailand was Russia’s 52nd largest trading partner in 2021 (down from 51st in 2020), accounting for 0.2915% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3126% in 2020).

Thailand was Russia’s 70th largest export market in 2021 (just as in 2020), accounting for 0.1005% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1052% in 2020).

Thailand was Russia’s 31st largest supplier in 2021 (just as in 2020), accounting for 0.6113% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.6140% in 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Thailand

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 37.46% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (14.81% in 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.76% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (19.43% in 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 22.68% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (28.56% in 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.73% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (5.76% in 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.69% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (23.22% in 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.24% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (4.84% in 2020);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.89% of Russia’s total exports to Thailand (0.14% in 2020).

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $65,119,033;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $25,317,048;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $18,108,838;
  • 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 $7,032,542;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $6,279,046;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $4,427,900;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4,259,662;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $3,173,661;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $2,908,289;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2,172,878;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $1,581,813.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $65,983,006;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $10,829,537;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $5,193,975;
  • 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) - a decrease of $4,056,379;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,258,151;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $2,011,967.
Russia’s exports to Thailand in 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2021
over 2020
01 Live animals 47,213 0.01 35813,087.99
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 9,842-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 10,924,175 2.21 11,070,291-1.32
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 7,881,726 1.59 1,602,680391.78
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,151,523 0.23 4,66324,594.90
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 369,833 0.07 202,66982.48
10 Cereals 1,263,595 0.26 67,246,601-98.12
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 23,146 0.00 364,285-93.65
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 61,278 0.01 66,973-8.50
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 349,250 0.07 234,73848.78
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 9,179-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 13,292 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 79,368 0.02 8878,847.91
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 186,557 0.04 4,0914,460.18
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 8,158 0.00 4,48082.10
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 180,186 0.04 59,514202.76
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 48,384 0.01 48,724-0.70
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,971 0.00 1,213,402-99.59
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,440,664 1.51 7,597,209-2.06
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 82,629,519 16.72 93,459,056-11.59
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,537,964 0.31 1,957,109-21.42
29 Organic chemicals 1,080,837 0.22 407,572165.19
30 Pharmaceutical products 50,971 0.01 32,55056.59
31 Fertilizers 68,898,686 13.94 50,789,84835.65
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,389 0.00 23,752-77.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 369,632 0.07 1,17631,331.29
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 17,497 0.00 8,75499.87
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 920 0.00 1,212-24.09
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 150,721-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 904,119 0.18 163,859451.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,538,014 0.92 4,373,2463.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,994,159 2.63 10,821,28120.08
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,214 0.00 2411,233.61
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,481,833 0.70 573,544507.07
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,026,525 0.81 9,220,500-56.33
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,716,511 1.36 3,542,85089.58
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,029,486 2.43 7,601,58658.25
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 721 0.00 2,939-75.47
52 Cotton 172 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 210,874 0.04 151,405,726.67
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,486-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 425 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 118 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 366 0.00 281,207.14
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12,126 0.00 2646,538.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 40,556 0.01 10,115300.95
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 34,252 0.01 12,285178.81
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 37,139 0.01 11,729216.64
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,664 0.00 8,366-56.20
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,075,512 0.42 687,311201.98
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 66-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 141,535 0.03 214,622-34.05
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,516,106 1.52 483,5641,454.31
72 Iron and steel 42,687,440 8.64 17,370,392145.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,330,885 1.48 3,071,223138.70
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,728 0.00 5,137-46.90
75 Nickel and articles thereof 17,392 0.00 17,3890.02
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 94,489,374 19.12 29,370,341221.72
78 Lead and articles thereof 3,969,933 0.80 2,388,12066.24
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 18,655 0.00 25,555-27.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 230,929 0.05 103,545123.02
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 545 0.00 25,731-97.88
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,684,090 0.54 5,942,241-54.83
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 3,174,931 0.64 7,231,310-56.09
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,488,056 0.30 1,085,24137.12
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 1,547,458 0.31 2,853,967-45.78
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 10,362 0.00 3,166227.29
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 46,036 0.01 5,110800.90
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 35,461 0.01 2,047,428-98.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,940 0.00 0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 1,663-100.00
SS Classified 0 0.00 7 924 043-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Thailand

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 66.83% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (63.61% in 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.28% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (15.60% in 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.60% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (10.38% in 2020);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.84% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (2.45% in 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.64% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (3.07% in 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.30% of Russia’s total imports from Thailand (1.46% in 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2021 over 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 $145,789,496;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $97,105,048;
  • 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 $46,763,892;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $20,253,669;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $18,304,283;
  • 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 $16,084,368;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $8,605,127.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $9,004,170.
Russia’s imports from Thailand in 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2021
over 2020
01 Live animals 945 0.00 9,478-90.03
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 592,956-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 15,285,923 0.85 13,522,94613.04
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 48,869 0.00 64,108-23.77
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,360,346 0.08 844,63561.06
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,838,095 0.27 3,553,01036.17
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 10,452,234 0.58 10,313,6361.34
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 256,823 0.01 177,55544.64
10 Cereals 3,682,832 0.21 12,687,002-70.97
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,601,977 0.09 1,623,223-1.31
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,536,041 0.36 3,859,59669.35
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 45,564 0.00 36,85823.62
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 758-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,039,832 0.06 1,013,5492.59
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 18,280,057 1.02 14,925,49022.48
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 517,814 0.03 270,14391.68
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 634,644 0.04 114,957452.07
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,384,711 0.24 2,841,80754.29
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 51,153,921 2.85 52,956,852-3.40
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 18,531,445 1.03 9,926,31886.69
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,076,798 0.17 2,720,13813.11
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 11,361,790 0.63 12,980,323-12.47
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,028,367 0.06 2,426,451-57.62
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 12,614 0.00 188,868-93.32
26 Ores, slag and ash 572,648 0.03 910,744-37.12
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 12,218,645 0.68 9,868,33923.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,900,743 0.11 2,477,437-23.28
29 Organic chemicals 2,305,990 0.13 2,000,50515.27
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,022,216 0.39 9,356,034-24.94
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,592,637 0.09 1,455,0659.45
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,783,146 0.49 10,618,020-17.28
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 1,899,882 0.11 2,137,792-11.13
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7,871,851 0.44 8,794,491-10.49
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,440,605 0.25 3,680,66320.65
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,044,902 0.11 1,793,72114.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 52,471,756 2.93 34,167,47353.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 165,501,655 9.23 145,247,98613.94
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,616,054 0.09 1,221,74332.27
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,739,735 0.10 1,637,4466.25
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,418,614 0.08 658,246115.51
45 Cork and articles of cork 279 0.00 17262.21
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 54 0.00 379-85.75
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,202,288 0.07 1,014,27418.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,410 0.00 92,982-93.11
50 Silk 61 0.00 307-80.13
52 Cotton 210,476 0.01 188,91211.41
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3,177 0.00 3,578-11.21
54 Man-made filaments 839,402 0.05 396,361111.78
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,410,155 0.13 937,828156.99
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,745,066 0.10 425,519310.10
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 79,705 0.00 261,044-69.47
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 39,588 0.00 22,79973.64
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 303,244 0.02 106,609184.45
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 2,902-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12,682,833 0.71 11,193,66413.30
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,493,104 0.31 4,086,75034.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,557,252 0.09 1,131,79437.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 21,318,596 1.19 24,243,912-12.07
65 Headgear and parts thereof 607,771 0.03 535,89313.41
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 45,027 0.00 41,4148.72
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,368,678 0.08 1,014,49634.91
69 Ceramic products 4,753,230 0.26 3,668,84529.56
70 Glass and glassware 1,747,620 0.10 1,138,75553.47
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 50,900,200 2.84 34,815,83246.20
72 Iron and steel 299,556 0.02 188,73858.72
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,308,128 0.85 12,209,37825.38
74 Copper and articles thereof 288,310 0.02 1,852,980-84.44
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 634,458 0.04 429,20147.82
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,065-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,199 0.00 262357.63
80 Tin and articles thereof 22,008 0.00 52,995-58.47
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 45,277 0.00 5,574712.29
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,189,032 0.23 4,153,6170.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,466,800 0.14 1,815,17335.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 571,496,911 31.86 474,391,86320.47
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 244,919,527 13.65 198,155,63523.60
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 10,617 0.00 76,000-86.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 331,938,380 18.50 186,148,88478.32
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 823,242 0.05 654,43825.79
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 48,458,080 2.70 44,507,1548.88
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5,316,157 0.30 3,095,94071.71
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 143,312 0.01 147,294-2.70
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 10,973,683 0.61 6,152,43778.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 17,468,024 0.97 15,367,32913.67
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,480,831 0.14 2,564,443-3.26
SS Classified 0 0.00 78 108-100.00
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia