Thailand

Thailand : economy statistics and industry reports

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

Imports

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

Exports

$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.)

Population

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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Thailand

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 October 2014 Updater

Country Forecast Thailand October 2014 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • October 2014
  • 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

PRS Group

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

  • $ 882
  • Country report
  • October 2014
  • by PRS Group

Country Forecasts is a 480-page perfect-bound volume published in April and October. This publication provides a four-page summary of forecasts and data for each of the 100 countries monitored by Political ...

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Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Thailand

Country Economic Forecasts > Thailand

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • November 2014
  • by Oxford Economics

Assuming a 1.8% increase in GDP in Q4, as the economy rebounds from the problems earlier in the year, will result in full-year annual growth of only 0.6%. The government has acknowledged that its previous ...

  • Countries : Thailand

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