Imports to Thailand plunged 14.62 percent year-on-year to USD 19.86 billion in August 2019, much worse than market consensus of a 4.75 percent drop and after a 1.67 percent gain in the previous month. Many of the materials Thailand imports are assembled into completed goods and shipped out again. Imports in Thailand averaged 10754.35 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 20000.00 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 17400.00 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
2019-06-21 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 1.67% -9.44% -5.4% -2.4%
2019-09-20 03:00 AM Imports YoY Aug -14.62% 1.67% -4.75%
2019-11-21 04:00 AM Imports YoY Oct
2019-12-21 04:00 AM Imports YoY Nov


Thailand Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 2052.57 110.00 4974.14 -5916.16 USD Million [+]
Current Account 3990.00 1770.00 7161.51 -4086.17 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 7.50 11.00 12.70 -8.30 percent [+]
Imports 19862.36 21094.62 24937.81 2760.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 21914.93 21204.98 22827.25 1997.00 USD Million [+]
External Debt 166790.88 163402.95 166790.88 58984.85 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 108.44 108.06 115.39 96.39 Index Points [+]
Tourist Arrivals 3466456.00 3327198.00 3845811.00 404563.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 153.96 154.00 154.00 72.59 Tonnes [+]
Remittances 10267.00 11138.00 13376.00 2316.00 THB Billion [+]
Terrorism Index 6.25 6.61 7.28 4.10 [+]
Crude Oil Production 227.00 235.00 273.00 46.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 32855.92 40311.95 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 October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
19862.36 21094.62 24937.81 2760.00 1991 - 2019 USD Million Monthly
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