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Thailand : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook


$196.3 billion (2011 est.)
$161.9 billion (2010 est.)


$221.6 billion (2011 est.)
$193.6 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

3.8% (2011 est.)
3.3% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

0.7% (2011 est.)
0.5% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$9,500 (2011 est.)
$9,500 (2010 est.)
$8,900 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

7.6% (2010 est.)
-2.2% (2009 est.)
2.5% (2008 est.)

Internet users

17.483 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

69.683 million (2009)

Population growth rate

0.543% (2012 est.)


67,091,089 (July 2012 est.)
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected

Historical background

A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century.

Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power.

A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.

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Economic overview

With a well-developed infrastructure, a free-enterprise economy, generally pro-investment policies, and strong export industries, Thailand enjoyed solid growth from 2000 to 2008 - averaging more than 4% per year - as it recovered from the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98.

Thai exports - mostly machinery and electronic components, agricultural commodities, and jewelry - continue to drive the economy, accounting for more than half of GDP.

The global financial crisis of 2008-09 severely cut Thailand's exports, with most sectors experiencing double-digit drops.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast Thailand August 2015 Updater

Country Forecast Thailand August 2015 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • August 2015
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

The political scene will remain turbulent in 2015-19 as competing forces vie for power and influence ahead of the inevitable royal succession. The eventual death of Thailand's revered monarch, King Bhumibol ...

  • Countries : Thailand

Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Thailand

D&B Country Insight Report: Thailand

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • August 2015
  • by Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

Report Summary If you are involved in cross-border business, developing relationships or identifying opportunities overseas, you are exposed to the risk associated with a country’s overall political, ...

  • Countries : China, World, Thailand


Thailand - ISA Country Report

Thailand - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • August 2015
  • by ISA

This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Thailand, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...

  • Countries : Thailand

Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Thailand

Country Economic Forecasts > Thailand

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • August 2015
  • by Oxford Economics

Tourist arrivals are likely to have fallen this month after the bomb explosion in Bangkok on 17 August that killed at least 20 people and prompted travel warnings from Hong Kong, the US and the UK. Tourism ...

  • Countries : Thailand

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