Thai­land’s econ­omy at a glance

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Ba­sic Fig­ures Thai­land (2012)

Ex­port Growth 2012 3.2% Ex­port Growth 2013 pro­jected 7.6% Trade Bal­ance USD 8.3 bill Cur­rent Ac­count Bal­ance USD 2.7 bill In­ter­na­tional Re­serves USD 181.6 bill Min­i­mum wage (Bangkok) Baht 300/day

Top 10 Exp. Jan-Jun13 %/value USD bill

Mo­tor Cars and au­to­mo­tive 10.7%/12.06 EDP equip­ment 7.6%/8.7 Re­fined fu­els 5.0%/5.7 Chemical prod­ucts 4.2%/4.7 Poly­mers etc. 4.0%/4.6 Rub­ber prod­ucts 3.8%/4.3 Pre­cious stones/jew­ellery 3.8%/4.3 Rub­ber 3.6%/4.1 Iron and steel 3.3%/3.7 Ma­chin­ery and parts thereof 3.0%/3.4

Some com­par­isons

Ge­og­ra­phy

Ge­o­graphic Area: TH 514,000 sq. km Ge­o­graphic Area NO: 385,199 sq. km High­est peak TH: Doi In­thanon 2,565 m High­est peak NO: Gald­høpiggen 2,469 m In­land wa­ter ar­eas TH: 2,230 km2 In­land wa­ter ar­eas NO: 16,360 km2 Coast­line TH: 3,219 km Coast­line NO: 25,148 km

Sources:

Ba­sic Fig­ures: BOI. Com­par­isons: Wikipedia. GDP/Capita and Thai Pop­u­la­tion: Wikipedia/IMF. Thai GDP and CPI: Bank of Thai­land. Quar­terly GDP: NESDB. SET: Stock Ex­change of Thai­land. Ex­change Rate THB/NOK: OANDA. Man­u­fac­tur­ing Pro­duc­tion In­dex: Thai­land’s Min­istry of Com­merce. Bi­lat­eral Trade: Sta­tis­tics Nor­way. Petrol and Big­Mac prices as of 3 Septem­ber 2013

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