Thailand Market Overview


69.95 million

GDP (2021)

USD 505.98 billion

Per Capita GDP

USD 7,233.4

GDP Growth


Source: World Bank 2021 (

Thailand Imports

The following information is a snapshot in time to give you a general overview of Thailand’s top importing products. This information is sourced from FAO Globefish market profile for Thailand (2020). Some of this information may change from time to time, therefore we encourage you to go directly to FAO Globefish for the most up-to-date information.

Imports – Top 10 Products (Value)


Skipjack, stripe-bellied bonito

frozen; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0303.43 )

USD 765 934 500


Squid, cuttlefish

(HS 0307.43 )

USD 387 813 850



frozen; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0303.54)

USD 283 866 570


Albacore or longfinned tunas

frozen; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0303.41 )

USD 220 252 850


Yellowfin tunas

frozen; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0303.42)

USD 179 749 780


Tunas, skipjack, bonito

prepared or preserved; whole or in pieces
(HS 1604.14)

USD 156 044 910


Fish, other than species in 0304

frozen meat; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0304.99)

USD 118 855 460


Atlantic, Danube salmon

fresh or chilled; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0302.14)

USD 113 328 940


Fish, other than species in 0303

frozen; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0303.89)

USD 106 537 410


Sardines, sardinella, brisling or sprats

frozen; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0303.53)

USD 103 063 800

Source: FAO Globefish Market Profile for Thailand – 2020 (

Globefish provides information and analysis for global trade in fish and fish products. Search for information about the size of the market, the top imported product and formats as well as other important market information.  The information here is a snapshot from 2020 – check the link for more recent information.

FRDC Trade Database
Australian Exports to Thailand

This database provides a wealth of seafood exporting and importing information with the ability to look at seafood production and trade data.
The database allows you to filter the data by year, export market destination and species. You also have the option to look at the data by seafood trade value or volume.

The FRDC database sources information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Find seafood production and trade data for your products and markets

Seafood Specific Information

Micor Importing Requirements

Micor (Fish) sets out the know importing country requirements, which differ from or are additional to Australian export conditions and which must be met to gain market access.

Seafood Export Program Report

The latest summary report from the Australian Government on registrations, export shipments and markets, exports by product, and exports.

Abalone in Thailand

Generic information about exporting to Thailand

Austrade Export Market Profile 

To view a market profile that outlines information on doing business with Thailand, news and insights, events, and information about visiting Thailand.

Free Trade Agreement

The Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) is one of two FTAs that Australian businesses van use to trade with Thailand. As a member of ASEAN Thailand is also part of the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA)

DFAT Thailand Brief

Information about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy and foreign relations.

Relevant Thailand Based Authorities

Thailand Ministry of Commerce

Thai Customs

Thailand Ministry of Finance

Thailand Revenue Department

Thailand Board of Investment

Export Market Reports

Are you looking to diversify your seafood export markets, but not sure if a market is right for you and your business? SIA has developed a series of FREE market summaries and supply chain guides to help producers gain valuable insights into new markets and make informed business decisions.

Thailand Market Insights Report

Albacore – market summary

Salmon – market summary