Imports$196.3 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$221.6 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)3.8% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate0.7% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$9,500 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate7.6% (2010 est.)
Internet users17.483 million (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular69.683 million (2009)
Population growth rate0.543% (2012 est.)
Population67,091,089 (July 2012 est.)
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....
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....
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 ...
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