Thailand Imports  1991-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports from Thailand increased by 6.5 percent from a year earlier to 17.54 USD billion in October of 2016, compared to a 5.6 percent rise in a month earlier. It was the second straight month of rise and faster than market consensus of a 3.6 percent growth. Considering January to October, purchases declined by 5.9 percent compared to the same period in the preceding year. Imports in Thailand averaged 9796.27 USD Million from 1991 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 24937.81 USD Million in March of 2012 and a record low of 2760.00 USD Million in February of 1992.

Thailand Imports
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-26 03:30 AM Aug -1.5% -7.2% -4.25% -7.3%
2016-10-26 04:00 AM Sep 5.6% -1.5% 0.7% -6.8%
2016-11-28 04:30 AM Oct 6.5% 5.6% 3.6% -5.7%
2016-12-23 04:00 AM Nov 6.5% -4.3%
2017-01-26 03:30 AM Dec 17331.78%
2017-02-25 04:00 AM Jan 17325.56%




Thailand Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 250.00 2545.94 4990.00 -5906.41 USD Million [+]
Exports 17780.00 19460.34 21227.12 1997.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 17540.00 16914.40 24937.81 2760.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account 2875.00 2928.79 7453.44 -3966.35 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.80 -1.20 12.70 -8.30 percent [+]
External Debt 143134.91 133881.60 144918.79 58984.85 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 113.74 113.76 118.14 96.39 Index Points [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2407570.00 2874420.00 3088880.00 399600.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 152.41 152.40 152.41 72.59 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 6.71 7.28 7.28 4.10 [+]
Remittances 10248.00 9545.00 10248.00 2316.00 THB Billion [+]
Crude Oil Production 265.00 270.00 273.00 46.46 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -205.99 -31178.12 125800.99 -95430.07 THB Million [+]



Thailand Imports Notes

Thailand imports mainly raw materials and intermediate goods (around 56 percent of total imports). Fuel accounts for 19 percent, parts of electronic appliances for 11 percent, materials of base metal for 9 percent, and chemicals for 5.5 percent. Machinery, equipment and supplies such as computers and mechanical represent 25 percent of total imports, and consumer goods account for 8 percent. Main import partners are Japan (20 percent of total imports), China (15 percent) and the European Union (8 percent). Others include the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and the United States. This page provides the latest reported value for - Thailand Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Thailand Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
17540.00 16914.40 24937.81 2760.00 1991 - 2016 USD Million Monthly
Current Prices, NSA



Last Reference Previous Highest
Exports 17780.00  USD Million Oct/16 19460.34 21227.12 [+]
Imports 17540.00  USD Million Oct/16 16914.40 24937.81 [+]