General profile: Thailand

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
69.038 Millions
33.940 THB/US$
450 035 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 510 890 km²
0.67 %
3.91 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+9.9 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
110 936
193 306
214 310
236 694
Merchandise imports
118 178
182 921
202 653
222 763
Merchandise trade balance
-7 241
10 385
11 657
13 931
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
8 %8 %73 %73 %4 %4 %14 %14 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
29 17626 45522 31712 49611 47029 17626 45522 31712 49611 470
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
19 925
34 340
61 759
75 651
Services imports
26 798
41 333
42 518
45 843
Services trade balance
-6 873
-6 993
19 240
29 808
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
23.2
17.2
9.3
9.1
Travel
48.1
58.5
72.7
76.0
Other services
28.7
24.2
18.0
14.9
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+3.9 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
189 318
341 105
399 234
450 035
GDP per capita, current US$
2 894
5 075
5 815
6 519
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
4.19
7.51
2.94
3.91
Current account balance, % of GDP
-4.04
3.37
8.12
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
40.220
31.686
34.248
33.940
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
50.717.122.068.954.250.717.122.068.954.2
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+4.3 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
7 975.10
14 554.95
5 623.78
7 635.25
FDI outflows
310.90
7 939.61
1 687.25
19 283.14
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.63
1.05
1.49
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
6 025.56 025.55 894.75 894.75 655.25 655.25 689.85 689.84 713.44 713.44 554.14 554.13 580.33 580.32 776.12 776.11 897.91 897.91 635.01 635.01 333.11 333.11 187.11 187.11 620.01 620.01 610.01 610.01 380.01 380.01 250.01 250.01 700.01 700.07 6357 6352 0682 0685 6245 6244 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 4106 025.55 894.75 655.25 689.84 713.44 554.13 580.32 776.11 897.91 635.01 333.11 187.11 620.01 610.01 380.01 250.01 700.07 6352 0685 6244 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
2017
Balance, % of GDP
-1.03
5.93
12.20
14.57
Balance, % of imports
-1.49
10.09
21.81
27.38
Normalized balance
-0.007
0.048
0.098
0.120
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
121120124130129134134123116138130134137
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
54%Male 54%Female
46%Female 46%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.290 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
4 382
3 747
5 328
5 402
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
31.92
43.76
44.43
41.05
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
7 553 154
9 522 320
10 732 000
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
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).
m
Estimated. Data refers to 2013.
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: 14 August 2018