Imports to Thailand declined by 5.24 percent year-on-year to USD 19.91 billion in January 2021, compared with market expectations of an 8.3 percent drop and after a 3.62 percent increase in December, amid weakening domestic demand following a resurgence of local COVID-19 infections. Many of the materials Thailand imports are assembled into completed goods and shipped out again. source: Ministry of Commerce, Thailand

Imports in Thailand averaged 11115.76 USD Million from 1991 until 2021, 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. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2021.

Imports in Thailand is expected to be 19500.00 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 22700.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Thailand Imports is projected to trend around 23700.00 USD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Thailand Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
19908.96 19119.16 24937.81 2760.00 1991 - 2021 USD Million Monthly
Current Prices, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-23 03:30 AM Oct -14.32% -9.08% -13.4%
2020-12-23 03:30 AM Nov -0.99% -14.32% -9%
2021-01-22 03:30 AM Dec 3.62% -0.99% -2.1%
2021-02-23 03:30 AM Jan -5.24% 3.62% -8.3%


News Stream
Thailand Imports Drop Less than Forecasts
Imports to Thailand declined by 5.24 percent year-on-year to USD 19.91 billion in January 2021, compared with market expectations of an 8.3 percent drop and after a 3.62 percent increase in December, amid weakening domestic demand following a resurgence of local COVID-19 infections. Many of the materials Thailand imports are assembled into completed goods and shipped out again.
2021-02-23
Thailand Imports Unexpectedly Rise
Imports to Thailand unexpectedly expanded by 3.62 percent year-on-year to USD 19.12 billion in December of 2020, against market expectations of a 2.1 percent decline and following a 0.99 percent fall a month earlier, as domestic demand recovered from the worst of the COVID-19 crisis. Many of the materials Thailand imports are assembled into completed goods and shipped out again.
2021-01-22
Thailand Imports Fall Less than Estimated
Imports to Thailand declined by 0.99 percent year-on-year to USD 18.88 billion in November of 2020, compared with market expectations of a 9 percent drop and after a 14.32 percent plunge in September, as domestic demand started to recover from the worst of the COVID-19 crisis. Considering the first eleven months of the year, imports tumbled 13.74 percent from the same period of 2019. Many of the materials Thailand imports are assembled into completed goods and shipped out again.
2020-12-23
Thailand Imports Plunge More than Estimated
Imports to Thailand tumbled 14.32 percent year-on-year to USD 17.33 billion in October of 2020, compared with market expectations of a 13.4 percent drop and after a 9.08 percent fall in August, amid deteriorating domestic demand due to the COVID-19 crisis. Many of the materials Thailand imports are assembled into completed goods and shipped out again. Considering the January to October period, imports slumped 14.61 percent.
2020-11-23

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.

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