Imports to Thailand slumped unexpectedly by 10.03 percent from a year earlier to USD 17.52 billion in February 2019, missing market consensus of a 3.35 percent growth and after a surprising 13.99 percent gain in the prior month. Many of the materials Thailand imports are assembled into completed goods and shipped out again. Imports in Thailand averaged 10594.94 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 18600.00 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 20800.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Thailand Imports is projected to trend around 21310.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-12-21 03:30 AM Imports YoY 14.66% 11.23% 8.34%
2019-01-21 03:30 AM Imports YoY -8.15% 14.66% 3.87% 17930%
2019-02-22 03:30 AM Imports YoY 13.99% -8.15% -1%
2019-03-21 04:00 AM Imports YoY -10.03% 13.99% 3.35%
2019-05-22 03:30 AM Imports YoY
2019-06-21 04:00 AM Imports YoY
2019-08-22 04:00 AM Imports YoY


Thailand Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4030.00 -4032.40 4974.14 -5916.16 USD Million [+]
Current Account 6504.72 2285.45 7594.30 -3745.26 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 7.50 11.00 12.70 -8.30 percent [+]
Imports 17519.24 23026.28 24937.81 2760.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 21553.66 18993.92 22794.45 1997.00 USD Million [+]
External Debt 161014.26 158129.39 161014.26 58984.85 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 108.45 109.20 115.39 96.39 Index Points [+]
Tourist Arrivals 3572988.00 3718504.00 3845811.00 404563.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 154.00 154.00 154.00 72.59 Tonnes [+]
Remittances 10267.00 11855.00 13376.00 2316.00 THB Billion [+]
Terrorism Index 6.25 6.61 7.28 4.10 [+]
Crude Oil Production 223.00 234.00 273.00 46.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 28562.52 23777.77 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
17519.24 23026.28 24937.81 2760.00 1991 - 2019 USD Million Monthly
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