Top Thailand Imports from the World
In 2017, Thailand bought US$225.1 billion worth of imported products down by -10.2% since 2013 but up by 15% from 2016 to 2017.
Top 10 Thai Imports from China

China's exports to Thailand amounted to
$44.7 billion or 19.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $13.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $7.5 billion
  3. Iron or steel products: $2.8 billion
  4. Iron and steel: $2.2 billion
  5. Plastics: $2.2 billion
  6. Vehicles: $1.3 billion
  7. Other chemical goods: $1.3 billion
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $1 billion
  9. Organic chemicals: $1 billion
10. Aluminum: $861.8 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Thailand amounted to
$32.4 billion or 14.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $6.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $6.1 billion
  3. Iron and steel: $3.9 billion
  4. Vehicles: $3.4 billion
  5. Plastics: $1.8 billion
  6. Iron or steel products: $1.6 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $1.5 billion
  8. Copper: $922.8 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $629.8 million
10. Rubber: $627.5 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from the US

America's exports to Thailand amounted to
$15.1 billion or 6.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.5 billion
  2. Aircraft, spacecraft: $2 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.6 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $682.1 million
  5. Base metal tools, cutlery: $679.5 million
  6. Vehicles: $654.3 million
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $652.9 million
  8. Plastics: $612.2 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $480.1 million
10. Gems, precious metals: $474.5 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from Malaysia

Malaysia's exports to Thailand amounted to
$11.9 billion or 5.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.1 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.4 billion
  3. Machinery: $2.1 billion
  4. Plastics: $654.9 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $329.9 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $294.9 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $281.5 million
  8. Vehicles: $272.3 million
  9. Aluminum: $242.8 million
10. Other chemical goods: $232 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from Taiwan

Taiwan's exports to Thailand amounted to
$8.2 billion or 3.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $755.9 million
  3. Iron and steel: $536.7 million
  4. Plastics: $449.9 million
  5. Copper: $267.3 million
  6. Fish: $252.9 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $246 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $235.7 million
  9. Rubber: $180.1 million
10. Other chemical goods: $156.1 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to Thailand amounted to
$8.1 billion or 3.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.8 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $1.5 billion
  3. Plastics: $760.5 million
  4. Machinery: $696.6 million
  5. Rubber: $334.5 million
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $315.9 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $246.1 million
  8. Aluminum: $201.9 million
  9. Vehicles: $193.2 million
10. Copper: $189.2 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from Singapore

Singapore's exports to Thailand amounted to
$8 billion or 3.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.1 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.3 billion
  3. Gems, precious metals: $706 million
  4. Ships, boats: $555 million
  5. Plastics: $514.1 million
  6. Machinery: $500 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $499.4 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $319.3 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $205 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations:$177.2 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from the UAE

United Arab Emirates' exports to Thailand equaled $7.9 billion or 3.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $6.9 billion
  2. Aluminum: $325.8 million
  3. Ships, boats: $308.7 million
  4. Iron and steel: $87.2 million
  5. Gems, precious metals: $68.8 million
  6. Plastics: $61.7 million
  7. Food waste, animal fodder: $31 million
  8. Woodpulp: $22.2 million
  9. Lead: $8.4 million
10. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $5.6 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from Indonesia

Indonesia's exports to Thailand amounted to
$7.4 billion or 3.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.4 billion
  2. Vehicles: $892.8 million
  3. Machinery: $601 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $517.8 million
  5. Copper: $346.4 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $215.1 million
  7. Ships, boats: $179.5 million
  8. Fish: $161.7 million
  9. Fruits, nuts: $143.8 million
10. Paper: $140.3 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to Thailand amounted to
$7.3 billion or 3.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $6.1 billion
  2. Clocks, watches: $385.3 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $141.2 million
  4. Machinery: $136.4 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $124.4 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $109.9 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $83.9 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $23.1 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $19.2 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $18.5 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's exports to Thailand amounted to
$6.3 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $5.4 billion
  2. Fertilizers: $283.3 million
  3. Plastics: $200.6 million
  4. Organic chemicals: $191.6 million
  5. Aluminum: $114.6 million
  6. Woodpulp: $17.9 million
  7. Inorganic chemicals: $9.8 million
  8. Rubber: $8.9 million
  9. Felt, yarn, twine, cordage: $7.5 million
10. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $6.7 million
Fastest-Growing Thailand Imports 2017
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