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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 August 2017

  • $ 559
  • Country report
  • August 2017
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Oxford Economics

By Country Industry Forecasts > Thailand

  • $ 220
  • Country report
  • June 2017
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ISA

Thailand - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • September 2017
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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 ...

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MarketLine

City Profile - Bangkok ;Comprehensive overview of the city, PEST analysis and analysis of key industries including technology, tourism and hospitality, construction and retail

  • $ 250
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  • August 2017
  • by MarketLine

City Profile - Bangkok ;Comprehensive overview of the city, PEST analysis and analysis of key industries including technology, tourism and hospitality, construction and retail Summary Bangkok (Bangkok ...

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