Source
Central bank

Bank of Thailand

Source
International Reserves

USD 166.4 billion (2016)

International Monetary Fund (IMF), data retrieved January 2017

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

USD 403.6 billion (2017, estimate)

 

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

Intl$ 1,225.1 billion (2017, estimate)

Source
Real GDP growth
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
5% 5.4% 1.7% -0.7% 7.5% 0.8% 7.2%
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*    
2.7% 0.8% 2.8% 3.2% 3.3%    

*Estimate

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GDP per capita - current prices

USD 5,841.8 (2017, estimate)

Source
GDP per capita - PPP

Intl$ 17,730.5 (2017, estimate)

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GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2017*
0.57% 0.88% 0.91% 0.95% 1.0%

*Estimate

Source
 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 8.9% 
  • industry: 35.9% 
  • services: 55.3%

(2016 estimate)

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Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Source
Inflation
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
2.2% 1.9% -0.9% 0.3% 1.6%

*Estimate

Source
Unemployment rate
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
0.7% 0.8% 0.9% 0.8% 0.7%

*Estimate

Source
Household saving rates

N/A

Source
Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
42.2% 43.6% 43.1% 43.6% 43.3%

*Estimate

Source
Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
0.4% -0.8% 0.3% -0.4% -0.4%

*Estimate   

Source
Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: BBB+

Moody's: Baa1

Standard & Poor's / Moody's (Updated January 2017)

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Market value of publicly traded shares
2013 2014 2015
USD 354.4 billion USD 430.4 billion USD 348.8 billion
Source
Largest companies in Thailand

PTT PCL, Siam Commercial Bank, Kasikornbank, Siam Cement, Bangkok Bank, Krung Thai Bank, PTT Global Chemical, CP All, Advanced Info Service, Thai Beverage, Charoen Pokphand Foods, Airports of Thailand, Thai Oil, TMB Bank, Thanachart Capital.

Source
 
 
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Current account balance

USD 31.0 billion (2017 estimate)

Source
Current account balance by percentage of GDP

7.7% (2017 estimate)

Source
Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

69.1% (2015)

Source
Shares in world total merchandising export

1.3% (2015)​

Source
Shares in world total commercial services export

1.3% (2015)

Source
Total exports

USD 190.0 billion (2016 estimate)

Source
Export commodities

Automobiles and parts, computer and parts, jewelry and precious stones, polymers of ethylene in primary forms, refine fuels, electronic integrated circuits, chemical products, rice, fish products, rubber products, sugar, cassava, poultry, machinery and parts.

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Total imports

USD 171.3 billion (2016 estimate)

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Import commodities

Machinery and parts, crude oil, electrical machinery and parts, chemicals, iron & steel and product, electronic integrated circuit, automobile parts, jewelry including silver bars and gold, computers and parts, electrical household appliances, soybean.

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Exports - major partners

US 11.2%, China 11.1%, Japan 9.4%, Hong Kong 5.5%, Malaysia 4.8%, Australia 4.6%, Vietnam 4.2%, Singapore 4.1% (2015)

Source
Imports - major partners

China 20.3%, Japan 15.4%, US 6.9%, Malaysia 5.9%, UAE 4% (2015)

Source
FDI inflows
2013 2014 2015
USD 16,652 million USD 3,537 million USD 10,845 million
Source
FDI outflows
2013 2014 2015
USD 11,934 million USD 4,409 million USD 7,776 million
Source
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2012 2013 2014 2015
USD 5659.2 million USD 9601.8 million USD -718.1 million USD 437.4 million
Source
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2014 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Source
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2015 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

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Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business. A high ease of doing business ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 46 out of 190 countries (2017)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 78 out of 190 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 51 out of 190 countries

Registering Property: 68 out of 190 countries

Getting Credit: 82 out of 190 countries

Protecting Minority Investors: 27 out of 190 countries

Trading Across Borders: 56 out of 190 countries

Paying Taxes: 109 out of 190 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 42 out of 190 countries

Getting Electricity: 37 out of 190 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 23 out of 190 countries

Source
Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

34 out of 138 countries

(2016-2017)

Source
Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 67 / Score: 63.86 (Moderately free) (2016)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed)

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Time zone

UTC+7

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Total area

513,120 sq km

Source
Capital

Bangkok

Source
Currency

baht

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Government type

constitutional monarchy

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Languages

Thai (official) 90.7%, Burmese 1.3%, other 8%

Source
Religions

Buddhist (official) 93.6%, Muslim 4.9%, Christian 1.2%, other 0.2%, none 0.1% (2010 est.)

Source
Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
56.303 million 61.897 million 67.275 million 68.554 million 69.991 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

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Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
19.7% 27% 31% 48%
Source
Population median age

36.2 years (2014 est.)

Source
Population growth rate

0.35% (2014 est.)

Source
Life expectancy

74.18 years (2014 estimate)

Source
Adult literacy

93.5% (2005 estimate)

Source
% of population living on less than $2 a day

3.5% (2010)

Source
Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

39.4 (2010)

(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Source
Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 4
Civil Liberties: 4 (2014)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed 9.0%   Mobile 138.0% (2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Source
Internet users as % of total population

28.94% (2013)

Source
Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Bangkok 88th (2014)

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CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

4.4 (2010)

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