Top Thailand Imports from the World
In 2016, Thailand bought US$195.7 billion worth of imported products down by -20.9% since 2012 and down by -3.1% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 Thai Imports from China

China's exports to Thailand amounted to
$42.3 billion or 21.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $12.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $7.3 billion
  3. Iron or steel products: $2.7 billion
  4. Iron and steel: $2.6 billion
  5. Plastics: $1.9 billion
  6. Vehicles: $1.1 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $1 billion
  8. Organic chemicals: $888.6 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $823.5 million
10. Aluminum: $770.6 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Thailand amounted to
$30.9 billion or 15.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $6.2 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $5.9 billion
  3. Iron and steel: $3.5 billion
  4. Vehicles: $3.4 billion
  5. Plastics: $1.7 billion
  6. Iron or steel products: $1.4 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $1.4 billion
  8. Copper: $739.3 million
  9. Rubber: $579.9 million
10. Other chemical goods: $502.9 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from the US

America's exports to Thailand amounted to
$12.2 billion or 6.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.7 billion
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $892.8 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $691.3 million
  5. Plastics: $617.3 million
  6. Vehicles: $607.5 million
  7. Food waste, animal fodder: $477.3 million
  8. Oil seed: $376.7 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $368.9 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $355.7 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from Malaysia

Malaysia's exports to Thailand amounted to
$11 billion or 5.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.3 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.9 billion
  4. Plastics: $616.8 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $291.6 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $269 million
  7. Aluminum: $265.6 million
  8. Vehicles: $255.7 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $234.1 million
10. Other chemical goods: $158.6 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to Thailand amounted to
$7.3 billion or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.6 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $1.2 billion
  3. Machinery: $748.2 million
  4. Plastics: $647.8 million
  5. Rubber: $242.1 million
  6. Aluminum: $217.2 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $206 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $198.8 million
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $196.2 million
10. Vehicles: $161.8 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from Taiwan

Taiwan's exports to Thailand amounted to
$7.2 billion or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $706.9 million
  3. Iron and steel: $571.8 million
  4. Plastics: $444.3 million
  5. Fish: $247.6 million
  6. Copper: $224.3 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $197 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $192.8 million
  9. Knitted or crocheted fabric: $148 million
10. Other chemical goods: $145.5 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from Singapore

Singapore's exports to Thailand amounted to
$6.5 billion or 3.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $955.5 million
  3. Machinery: $522.3 million
  4. Plastics: $494.3 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $376 million
  6. Perfumes, cosmetics: $264.3 million
  7. Vehicles: $214.5 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $192.6 million
  9. Paper: $190.7 million
10. Gems, precious metals: $185.1 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from Indonesia

Indonesia's exports to Thailand amounted to
$6.4 billion or 3.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.9 billion
  2. Vehicles: $807 million
  3. Machinery: $600.1 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $485.1 million
  5. Copper: $210 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $196 million
  7. Ships, boats: $187.6 million
  8. Iron and steel: $126.1 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $121.6 million
10. Paper: $114.9 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from the UAE

United Arab Emirates' exports to Thailand amounted to $6.2 billion or 3.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $5.5 billion
  2. Aluminum: $251.3 million
  3. Ships, boats: $205.3 million
  4. Iron and steel: $61.1 million
  5. Plastics: $55.3 million
  6. Food waste, animal fodder: $26.7 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $26.1 million
  8. Machinery: $11.2 million
  9. Tobacco: $9.2 million
10. Glass: $8.1 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Thailand amounted to
$5.9 billion or 3% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.4 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $924.1 million
  3. Vehicles: $725.5 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $351.8 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $294.6 million
  6. Plastics: $262.5 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $207.4 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $176.6 million
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $168.7 million
10. Rubber: $102.1 million
Top 10 Thai Imports from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's exports to Thailand amounted to
$4.9 billion or 2.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $4.2 billion
  2. Fertilizers: $229 million
  3. Plastics: $205.4 million
  4. Organic chemicals: $150.1 million
  5. Aluminum: $70.5 million
  6. Iron and steel: $14.4 million
  7. Felt, yarn, twine, cordage: $7.1 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $6 million
  9. Woodpulp: $5 million
10. Inorganic chemicals: $4.6 million
Fastest-Growing Thailand Imports 2016
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