Imports to Thailand grew by 15.6 percent year-on-year USD 25.8 billion in September of 2022, below market estimates of 20 percent and following a 21.3 percent surge in the prior month. This was the 20th straight month of double-digit expansion, but the softest pace since March, amid signs of a slowdown in domestic consumption due to rising inflation and high commodity prices. Considering the first nine months of the year, imports climbed 20.2% from a year earlier to USD 235.5 billion. source: Ministry of Commerce, Thailand

Imports YoY in Thailand averaged 8.95 percent from 1994 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 71.50 percent in February of 2010 and a record low of -44.90 percent in January of 1998. This page includes a chart with historical data for Thailand Imports YoY. Thailand Imports YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2022.

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Thailand Imports YoY



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-09-26 04:00 AM Aug 21.3% 23.9% 17.9%
2022-10-26 06:30 AM Sep 15.6% 21.3% 20%
2022-11-28 05:30 AM Oct 15.6% 10%

Thailand Imports YoY
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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
15.60 21.30 71.50 -44.90 1994 - 2022 percent Monthly
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Thailand Imports Rise Less than Expected
Imports to Thailand grew by 15.6 percent year-on-year USD 25.8 billion in September of 2022, below market estimates of 20 percent and following a 21.3 percent surge in the prior month. This was the 20th straight month of double-digit expansion, but the softest pace since March, amid signs of a slowdown in domestic consumption due to rising inflation and high commodity prices. Considering the first nine months of the year, imports climbed 20.2% from a year earlier to USD 235.5 billion.
2022-10-26
Thailand Imports Grow More than Expected
Imports to Thailand rose by 21.3 percent year-on-year to USD 27.85 billion in August of 2022, topping market estimates of 17.9 percent and following a 23.9 percent jump in the prior month. This was the 19th straight month of double-digit expansion, but the slowest pace since March, amid sustained domestic demand following an improvement in the COVID-19 situation and surging commodity prices.
2022-09-26
Thailand Import Growth Beats Forecasts
Imports to Thailand rose by 23.9 percent year-on-year to USD 27.26 billion in July of 2022, topping market estimates of 22.6 percent and following a 24.1 percent jump in the prior month. This was the 18th straight month of double-digit expansion, amid strengthening domestic demand following an improvement in the COVID-19 situation and surging commodity prices.
2022-08-26


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