General profile: Thailand

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2016
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
68.147 Millions
35.296 THB/US$
396 058 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
..
0.19 %
3.10 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+0.5 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2016
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchandise exports
110 936
193 306
214 352
215 327
Merchandise imports
118 178
182 921
202 654
194 668
Merchandise trade balance
-7 241
10 385
11 698
20 659
Export structure by product group in 2016
(as % of total exports)
8 %8 %75 %75 %4 %4 %14 %14 %
Top 5 partners in 2016
(exports, millions of US$)
24 22823 47820 29911 32210 17424 22823 47820 29911 32210 174
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Services exports
19 925
34 340
61 759
(e) 66 419
Services imports
26 798
41 333
42 518
(e) 42 199
Services trade balance
-6 873
-6 993
19 240
(e) 24 220
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport
23.2
17.2
9.3
(e) 8.6
Travel
48.1
58.5
72.7
(e) 75.2
Other services
28.7
24.2
18.0
(e) 16.3
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+3.1 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2016
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
GDP, current
189 318
340 923
395 168
396 058
GDP per capita, current US$
2 874
5 112
5 815
5 812
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
4.19
7.51
2.83
3.10
Current account balance, % of GDP
-4.04
2.92
8.00
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
40.220
31.686
34.248
35.296
GDP by expenditure in 2015
(as % of total GDP)
51.617.224.169.157.751.617.224.169.157.7
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+3.3 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2016
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
FDI inflows
7 975.10
14 554.95
5 699.72
1 554.16
FDI outflows
310.90
7 939.61
1 687.25
13 229.21
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
1.05
1.33
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
5 217.75 217.75 655.25 655.25 689.85 689.84 713.44 713.44 554.14 554.13 580.43 580.42 776.11 5541 5545 7005 7004 8094 80915 49315 4939 1359 1351 3701 37014 55514 5555 3625 3628 0548 0549 1959 1958 1828 1827 9757 9755 8595 8595 2225 2223 3553 3555 0735 0733 4103 4105 217.75 655.25 689.84 713.44 554.13 580.41 5545 7004 80915 4939 1351 37014 5555 3628 0549 1958 1827 9755 8595 2223 3555 0733 410FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Balance, % of GDP
-1.83
5.77
11.66
(e) 15.43
Balance, % of imports
-2.61
9.48
20.06
(e) 27.83
Normalized balance
-0.013
0.045
0.091
(e) 0.122
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
126128133134139140128120141131135138
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2016
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
54%Male 54%Female
46%Female 46%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.296 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2016
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
4 382 000 000
3 746 768 000
5 327 564 000
5 345 556 000
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
31.92
43.76
44.43
44.32
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
6 648 532
(e) 8 283 756
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
23.43
18.93
16.61
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
17.37
14.18
13.87
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 15 September 2017