Friday, May 27, 2011

Economy of Thailand
View of the Business district skyline in Bangkok.PNG
Rank 30th (nominal) / 23rd (PPP)
Currency Thai baht (THB)
Fiscal year 1 October - 30 September
Trade organisations WTO, APEC, IOR-ARC, ASEAN
GDP PPP: $584.768 billion (2010 est.)
GDP growth 8.0%(2010)
GDP per capita $9,200 (PPP; 2010)
GDP by sector agriculture (11.4%), industry (44.5%), services (44.1%) (2010 est.)
Inflation (CPI) 2.5% (2010)
Gini index 43 (2006)
Labour force 37.25 million (2008 est.)
Unemployment 1.2% (2010 est.)
Main industries Automobiles and Automotive parts (11%), Financial Services (9%), Electric appliances and components (8%), Tourism (6%), cement, auto manufacturing, heavy and light industries, appliances, computers and parts, furniture, plastics, textiles and garments, agricultural processing, beverages, tobacco
Ease of Doing Business Rank 19th[1]
Exports $195.7 billion (2010 est.)
Main export partners Asean 20.1%, U.S. 12.6%, Japan 11.6%, the People's Republic of China 9.7%, Singapore 6.3%, Hong Kong 5.7%, Malaysia 5.1% (2007)
Imports $181.1 billion (2010 est.)
Main import partners Japan 20.3%, the People's Republic of China 11.6%, U.S. 6.8%, Malaysia 6.2%, UAE 4.9%, Singapore 4.5%, Taiwan 4.1%, (2007)
FDI stock 93,650,000$
Gross external debt $67.01 billion (31 December 2008)
Public finances
Public debt $81.6 billion (37.9% of GDP; 2007 est.)
Revenues $75.37 billion (2010 est.)
Expenses $73.29 billion (2010 est.)
Economic aid None
Credit rating A- (Domestic)
BBB+ (Foreign)
A (T&C Assessment)
(Standard & Poor's)[2]
Foreign reserves


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