Imports to Thailand rose 9.9 percent year-on-year to USD 20.21 billion in September 2018, compared to a 22.8 percent jump in August and below market estimates of 14.24 percent gain. From January to September, imports increased 15.2 percent from a year earlier. Many of the materials Thailand imports are assembled into completed goods and shipped out again. Imports in Thailand averaged 10445.05 USD Million from 1991 until 2018, 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-22 04:00 AM Imports YoY 10.53% 10.83% 10.05%
2018-09-21 03:45 AM Imports YoY 22.8% 10.53% 11.1%
2018-10-22 03:30 AM Imports YoY 9.9% 22.8% 14.24%
2018-11-22 03:00 AM Imports YoY 9.9%
2018-12-21 04:00 AM Imports YoY


Thailand Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 490.00 -588.14 4974.14 -5916.16 USD Million [+]
Exports 20699.82 22794.45 22794.45 1997.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 20212.62 23382.59 24937.81 2760.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account 2369.23 752.60 7594.30 -3745.26 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 10.60 11.70 12.70 -8.30 percent [+]
External Debt 154162.40 152733.25 154162.40 58984.85 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 107.40 107.77 115.39 96.39 Index Points [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2655560.00 3228590.00 3566890.00 399600.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 154.00 154.00 154.00 72.59 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 6.61 6.71 7.28 4.10 [+]
Remittances 11276.00 12328.00 13376.00 2316.00 THB Billion [+]
Crude Oil Production 213.00 225.00 273.00 46.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 27125.54 23351.62 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
20212.62 23382.59 24937.81 2760.00 1991 - 2018 USD Million Monthly
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