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Manufacturing Intelligence Spotlight: Thailand

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The biggest opportunities for Canadian companies include key growth sectors, such as: textiles and garments, agricultural processing, beverages, tobacco, cement, light manufacturing such as jewelry and electric appliances, computers and parts, integrated circuits, furniture, plastics, automobiles and automotive parts; world’s second-largest tungsten producer and third-largest tin producer

GDP: $586.9 billion (2010 est.)

GDP growth: 7.8% (2010 est.)

GDP per capita: $8,700 (2010 est.)

Population: 66,720,153 (July 2011 est.)

Labour force: 1.242 million (2010 est.)

Industry: tourism, textiles and garments, agricultural processing, beverages, tobacco, cement, light manufacturing such as jewelry and electric appliances, computers and parts, integrated circuits, furniture, plastics, automobiles and automotive parts; world’s second-largest tungsten producer and third-largest tin producer

Exports: $193.5 billion (2010 est.)

Exports: textiles and footwear, fishery products, rice, rubber, jewelry, automobiles, computers and electrical appliances

Export partners: China 11%, Japan 10.5%, US 10.4%, Hong Kong 6.7%, Malaysia 5.4%, Australia 4.8%, Singapore 4.6% (2010)

Import partners: Japan 20.8%, China 13.3%, US 5.9%, Malaysia 5.9%, UAE 4.7%, South Korea 4.4% (2010)

Imports: capital goods, intermediate goods and raw materials, consumer goods, fuels

Imports: $161.3 billion (2010 est.)

Trade activity with Canada:

Exports to Thailand: $619.8M

Major exports: chemicals ($119.3M), pulp, paper and wood products ($143.5M), machines and electrical components ($113.2M), base metals ($39.4M)

Imports from Thailand: $2.4B

Major imports: live animals and fish ($132M), vegetable products ($129.4M), foodstuffs ($327.4M), plastics ($206.3M), textiles ($99.4M), precious stones and metals ($109M), machinery and electrical components ($997.8M), miscellaneous manufactures ($82.5M)

Trade Commissioner
Mr. Charles Anthony Finch
The Embassy of Canada to Thailand / Ambassade du Canada en Thaïlande
Abdulrahim Place, 15Th Floor  990 Rama 4 Road , Bangkok, 10500, Thailand
(011-66-2) 636-0540   Fax: (011-66-2) 636-0568
charlesanthony.finch@international.gc.ca    

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Sources: Export Development Canada , Statistics Canada and The CIA World Factbook

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