Thailand - Foreign trade



Thailand supplies the world with a large proportion of its natural rubber, rice, and seafood exports. The top 10 exports are as follows:

Thailand

% OF COUNTRY TOTAL
Transistors and valves 8.5
Automatic data processing equipment and parts thereof 12.4
Apparel 5.5
Telecommunications equipment 3.1
Preserved fish 3.0
Articles of plastic 3.0
Textiles 2.9
Shellfish 2.7
Rice 2.4
Natural rubber and gums 2.3

In 2000 Thailand's imports were distributed among the following categories:

Thailand

Consumer goods 5.8%
Food 3.3%
Fuels 12.3%
Industrial supplies 33.2%
Machinery 39.7%
Transportation 5.1%
Other 0.6%

Principal trading partners in 2000 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:

Thailand

COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
United States 14,728 7,295 7,433
Japan 10,210 15,286 -5,076
China (inc. Hong Kong) 6,293 4,253 2,040
Singapore 6,016 3,402 2,614
Malaysia 2,820 3,342 -522
United Kingdom 2,366 949 1,417
Netherlands 2,251 529 1,722
Germany 1,639 1,948 -309
Australia 1,618 1,161 457
Korea 1,271 2,164 -893
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