Thailand unexpectedly registered a trade surplus of USD 0.18 billion in April 2021, easily beating market estimates of a gap of USD 0.17 billion and compared with a surplus of USD 2.58 billion in April 2020. Exports grew by 13.09 percent year-on-year, while imports rose at a faster 29.79 percent. Considering the first four months of the year, the trade surplus was at USD 0.7 billion, down sharply from a surplus of USD 7.12 billion in the corresponding period of 2020. source: Ministry of Commerce, Thailand

Balance of Trade in Thailand averaged 130.56 USD Million from 1991 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 4974.14 USD Million in February of 2016 and a record low of -5916.16 USD Million in January of 2013. This page provides the latest reported value for - Thailand Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Thailand Balance of Trade - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2021.

Balance of Trade in Thailand is expected to be 500.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Thailand to stand at 690.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Thailand Balance of Trade is projected to trend around 2700.00 USD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Thailand Balance of Trade

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
180.00 710.00 4974.14 -5916.16 1991 - 2021 USD Million Monthly
Current Prices, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-02-23 03:30 AM Jan $-0.2B $0.96B $0.07B $0.1B
2021-03-25 03:30 AM Feb $7.25B $-0.2B $1.55B $1.3B
2021-04-23 03:30 AM Mar $0.71B $0.01B $0.6B $ 0.5B
2021-05-25 03:30 AM Apr $0.18B $0.71B $-0.17B $0.1B
2021-06-23 03:30 AM May $0.18B $0.4B
2021-07-21 03:30 AM Jun $ 3B
2021-08-23 03:30 AM Jul
2021-09-22 03:30 AM Aug


News Stream
Thailand Unexpectedly Posts Trade Surplus
Thailand unexpectedly registered a trade surplus of USD 0.18 billion in April 2021, easily beating market estimates of a gap of USD 0.17 billion and compared with a surplus of USD 2.58 billion in April 2020. Exports grew by 13.09 percent year-on-year, while imports rose at a faster 29.79 percent. Considering the first four months of the year, the trade surplus was at USD 0.7 billion, down sharply from a surplus of USD 7.12 billion in the corresponding period of 2020.
2021-05-25
Thailand Trade Surplus Narrows Sharply
Thailand's trade surplus was at USD 0.71 billion in March 2021, down sharply from USD 1.73 billion in the same month a year earlier and compared with market forecasts of a surplus of USD 0.6 billion. Exports grew by 8.47 percent year-on-year to a record high of USD 24.22 billion, while imports rose at a faster 14.12 percent to USD 23.51 billion. Considering the first three months of the year, the trade surplus fell sharply to USD 0.52 billion from USD 4.62 billion in the corresponding period of 2020.
2021-04-23
Thailand Posts Largest Trade Surplus on Record
Thailand's trade surplus slumped to USD 7.2 million in February 2021, from USD 4,187.4 million in the same month a year earlier and missing market consensus of USD 1,550 million. Exports fell 2.6 percent year-on-year to USD 20,219 million, while imports jumped 22.0 percent to USD 20,211.8 million.
2021-03-25
Thailand Trade Gap Narrows
Thailand's trade deficit narrowed to USD 0.2 billion in January 2021 from USD 1.55 billion in the same month a year earlier and compared with market estimates of a USD 0.07 billion surplus. Exports grew by 0.35 percent year-on-year while imports shrank 5.24 percent. In 2020, the country posted a trade surplus of USD 24.47 billion, sharply higher than a USD 10.01 billion surplus in 2019.
2021-02-23

Thailand Balance of Trade
As an export oriented country, Thailand is highly exposed to external economic shocks, which lower demand for Thai products, thus affecting the trade balance. Thailand major exports are electronics, vehicles, machinery and equipment. The country mainly imports fuel, electronic and machinery appliances. Main trading partner are Japan (10 percent of total exports and 20 percent of total imports) and China (12 percent of total exports and 15 percent of total imports). Others include: the European Union, the United States and Malaysia.