Thailand Balance of Trade  1991-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Thailand posted unexpectedly a trade deficit of USD 0.12 billion in January of 2018, swinging from a USD 0.83 billion surplus in the same month a year earlier and missing market consensus of a USD 0.33 billion surplus. It was the second straight month of trade gap, as imports rose more than exports. In January, imports rose 24.3 percent year-on-year to USD 20.22 billion, after a 16.6 percent rise in a month earlier and above estimates of a 15 percent gain. Exports grew by 17.6 percent to AUD 20.10 billion, following a 8.6 percent rise in the prior period and beating forecasts of a 11.05 percent growth. Balance of Trade in Thailand averaged 19.34 USD Million from 1991 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 4974.14 USD Million in February of 2016 and a record low of -5916.16 USD Million in January of 2013.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-12-21 03:30 AM Balance of Trade $1.76B $0.210B $0.72B $0.6B
2018-01-22 03:30 AM Balance of Trade $-0.28B $1.76B $1.1B $ 1.9B
2018-02-21 04:30 AM Balance of Trade $-0.12B $-0.28B $0.33B $ 0.54B
2018-03-22 04:00 AM Balance of Trade $-0.12B $ 0.58B
2018-04-24 05:00 AM Balance of Trade $ 0.2B
2018-05-22 06:50 AM Balance of Trade $ 0.055B


Thailand Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -120.00 -280.00 4974.14 -5916.16 USD Million [+]
Exports 20100.00 19741.10 21812.34 1997.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 20220.00 20019.23 24937.81 2760.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account 3856.05 5285.33 7912.96 -3745.26 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 11.50 8.00 12.70 -8.30 percent [+]
External Debt 148338.37 140509.55 148338.37 58984.85 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 109.18 109.59 115.39 96.39 Index Points [+]
Tourist Arrivals 3535590.00 3020860.00 3535590.00 399600.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 152.41 152.41 152.41 72.59 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 6.61 6.71 7.28 4.10 [+]
Remittances 11412.00 10538.00 11412.00 2316.00 THB Billion [+]
Crude Oil Production 237.00 226.00 273.00 46.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 12941.90 18510.51 125800.99 -95430.07 THB Million [+]

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Thailand Balance of Trade

As an export oriented country, Thailand is highly exposed to external economic shocks, which lower demand for Thai products, thus affecting the trade balance. Thailand major exports are electronics, vehicles, machinery and equipment. The country mainly imports fuel, electronic and machinery appliances. Main trading partner are Japan (10 percent of total exports and 20 percent of total imports) and China (12 percent of total exports and 15 percent of total imports). Others include: the European Union, the United States and Malaysia. This page provides the latest reported value for - Thailand Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Thailand Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-120.00 -280.00 4974.14 -5916.16 1991 - 2018 USD Million Monthly
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balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia -1358.00 Dec/17
Brazil 2768.44 Jan/18
Canada -3186.30 Dec/17
China 203.40 Jan/18
Euro Area 25414.60 Dec/17
France -3468.00 Dec/17
Germany 18226.00 Dec/17
India -16298.47 Jan/18
Indonesia -676.90 Jan/18
Italy 5253.08 Dec/17
Japan -943.42 Jan/18
Mexico -156.97 Dec/17
Netherlands 4104.00 Dec/17
Russia 13700.00 Dec/17
South Korea 3700.00 Jan/18
Spain -2050000.00 Dec/17
Switzerland 1323.45 Jan/18
Turkey -9206.19 Dec/17
United Kingdom -4896.00 Dec/17
United States -53118.00 Dec/17


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