Imports to Thailand tumbled 9.44 percent from a year earlier to USD 18.20 billion in June 2019, worse than market forecasts of a 2.96 percent decline and far steeper than a 0.64 percent decrease in the preceding month. This was the fifth straight month of yearly decrease in inbound shipments. Many of the materials Thailand imports are assembled into completed goods and shipped out again. Considering January to June 2019, purchases were down 2.41 percent from a year earlier. Imports in Thailand averaged 10697.40 USD Million from 1991 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 24937.81 USD Million in March of 2012 and a record low of 2760 USD Million in February of 1992.

Imports in Thailand is expected to be 20600.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Thailand to stand at 20400.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Thailand Imports is projected to trend around 22700.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-04-22 03:30 AM Imports YoY Mar -7.63% -10.03% -2.95%
2019-05-22 04:00 AM Imports YoY Apr -0.72% -7.63% -4.6% -3.2%
2019-06-21 03:00 AM Imports YoY May -0.64% -0.72% -1.9%
2019-07-22 03:30 AM Imports YoY Jun -9.44% -0.64% -2.96%
2019-08-21 03:00 AM Imports YoY Jul -9.44% -2.96% -2.4%
2019-09-20 04:00 AM Imports YoY Aug
2019-11-21 04:00 AM Imports YoY Oct


Thailand Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 3212.20 181.53 4974.14 -5916.16 USD Million [+]
Current Account 3923.16 -376.03 7161.51 -4086.17 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 7.50 11.00 12.70 -8.30 percent [+]
Imports 18197.12 20836.39 24937.81 2760.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 21409.32 21017.92 22827.25 1997.00 USD Million [+]
External Debt 163402.95 161014.26 163402.95 58984.85 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 108.53 108.18 115.39 96.39 Index Points [+]
Tourist Arrivals 3052287.00 2726808.00 3845811.00 404563.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 154.00 154.00 154.00 72.59 Tonnes [+]
Remittances 10567.00 10941.00 13376.00 2316.00 THB Billion [+]
Terrorism Index 6.25 6.61 7.28 4.10 [+]
Crude Oil Production 242.00 242.00 273.00 46.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 28864.26 70100.40 125800.99 -95430.07 THB Million [+]

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Thailand Imports

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 August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
18197.12 20836.39 24937.81 2760.00 1991 - 2019 USD Million Monthly
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