Thailand at a snapshot
Thailand is the 2nd largest economy within the ASEAN region after Indonesia, and enjoys solid growth
thanks to a free-market economy, a well-developed infrastructure, strong exports, and a
pro-investment policy.
Thailand is trying to maintain growth by encouraging domesatic consumption and public investments
to offset weak exports in 2012. Steady growth at its peak at 7.8% in 2010 was interrupted by the huge
flooding in Oct-Nov 2011 in the industrial areas to the north of Bangkok leading to a revised growth at
0.1% in 2011 and back on track on 2012 at 6.4%.
Population:                 67.448.120 (est. July 2013)
GDP:                           US$662.6 billion         (world rank #25)
GDP Growth Rate:      6.4%                          (world rank #39)
GDP Per Capita:          US$10,300                (world rank #106)
Inflation:                      3%                            (world rank #92)
Total Exports:             US$226.2 billion         (world rank #26)
Total Imports:             US$217.8 billion          (world rank #25)
Key Industries:            Tourism, Textiles, Furniture, Agricultural & Food processing, Beverages, Tobacco,
                  light manufacturing of Electric Appliances and parts, world's 2nd largest producer of
                  Tungsten, wirld's 3rd producer of Tin, world's largest exporter of Rice
Currency:                    Baht (1 US$ = 31.18 THB - 1 € = 42.88 THB - 1 £ = 50.34 THB)
Infrastructures:            > 101 airports of which 63 with paved runway
                  > Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi international airport as major entry gate to the country, and
                     Asia's 6th busiest airport with 53 million passengers in 2012
          
          > 5 major ports and terminals: Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Map Ta Phut, Prachuap,
                    Si Racha
                  > 180,053 km. of roadways, including 450 km. of expressways
        
          > 4,000 km. of waterways (2011), and 4,071 km. of railways
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KEY ECONOMIC INDICATORS
(based on 2013 estimate)
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