Top Thailand Imports from the World
In 2018, Thailand bought US$250.9 billion worth of imported products up by 10.1% since 2014 and up by 11.4% from 2017 to 2018.
Top 10 Thai Imports from China

China's exports to Thailand amounted to
$50.2 billion or 20% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $15.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $8.5 billion
  3. Iron or steel products: $2.6 billion
  4. Iron and steel: $2.6 billion
  5. Plastics: $2.5 billion
  6. Vehicles: $1.5 billion
  7. Other chemical goods: $1.3 billion
  8. Organic chemicals: $1.2 billion
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $1.2 billion
10. Aluminum: $1.1 billion
Top 10 Thai Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Thailand amounted to
$35.4 billion or 14.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $6.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $6.6 billion
  3. Iron and steel: $4.8 billion
  4. Vehicles: $3.6 billion
  5. Iron or steel products: $2 billion
  6. Plastics: $2 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $1.6 billion
  8. Copper: $1 billion
  9. Other chemical goods: $717.6 million
10. Rubber: $657.1 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from the US

America's exports to Thailand amounted to
$15.3 billion or 6.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.6 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.7 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.5 billion
  4. Aircraft, spacecraft: $965.5 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $672.7 million
  6. Plastics: $671.6 million
  7. Vehicles: $650.4 million
  8. Gems, precious metals: $641.7 million
  9. Oil seed: $617.6 million
10. Food waste, animal fodder: $530.1 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from Malaysia

Malaysia's exports to Thailand amounted to
$13.5 billion or 5.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.1 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.8 billion
  3. Machinery: $2.4 billion
  4. Plastics: $740.9 million
  5. Vehicles: $400.5 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $393.9 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $383.1 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $324.1 million
  9. Aluminum: $293.4 million
10. Other chemical goods: $273.6 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from the UAE

United Arab Emirates' exports to Thailand amounted to $10.9 billion or 4.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $10.2 billion
  2. Aluminum: $330.5 million
  3. Iron and steel: $84.4 million
  4. Gems, precious metals: $72.4 million
  5. Plastics: $58.7 million
  6. Food waste, animal fodder: $46.2 million
  7. Zinc: $24.5 million
  8. Lead: $8.9 million
  9. Fertilizers: $8.7 million
10. Iron or steel products: $5 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to Thailand amounted to
$8.9 billion or 3.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.9 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $1.6 billion
  3. Plastics: $794.2 million
  4. Machinery: $693.8 million
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $418 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $329 million
  7. Rubber: $302.5 million
  8. Copper: $245.2 million
  9. Vehicles: $237.4 million
10. Iron or steel products: $192.1 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from Taiwan

Taiwan's exports to Thailand amounted to
$8.7 billion or 3.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $4.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $764.6 million
  3. Iron and steel: $541.5 million
  4. Plastics: $464.8 million
  5. Copper: $291.5 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $273.7 million
  7. Fish: $257.4 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $246.6 million
  9. Rubber: $175.3 million
10. Knitted or crocheted fabric: $133.1 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from Indonesia

Indonesia's exports to Thailand amounted to
$8.1 billion or 3.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.8 billion
  2. Vehicles: $1 billion
  3. Machinery: $673.6 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $622.8 million
  5. Copper: $272.1 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $199.8 million
  7. Plastics: $181.2 million
  8. Paper: $146.2 million
  9. Ships, boats: $130 million
10. Gems, precious metals: $127.2 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from Singapore

Singapore's exports to Thailand amounted to
$7.7 billion or 3.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.3 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $989.9 million
  3. Gems, precious metals: $790.1 million
  4. Plastics: $520.1 million
  5. Machinery: $499.9 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $413.8 million
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $395.3 million
  8. Ships, boats: $238.5 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $209.5 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations:$173.5 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's exports to Thailand amounted to
$7.4 billion or 3% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $6.4 billion
  2. Fertilizers: $317.9 million
  3. Organic chemicals: $246.7 million
  4. Plastics: $224.2 million
  5. Aluminum: $121.4 million
  6. Felt, yarn, twine, cordage: $8.8 million
  7. Inorganic chemicals: $8.2 million
  8. Rubber: $7.5 million
  9. Copper: $5.2 million
10. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $4.2 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to Thailand amounted to
$6.8 billion or 2.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $5.4 billion
  2. Clocks, watches: $447 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $157.1 million
  4. Machinery: $155.9 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $154.9 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $125.6 million
  7. Arms, ammunition: $99.9 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $98.7 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $27.1 million
10. Other chemical goods: $24.7 million
Fastest-Growing Thailand Imports 2018
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis