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General


Population: 67,741,401 (2014), 67,448,120 (2013)
Land Area: 514,000 sq km
Natural Resources: Tin, rubber, natural gas, tungsten, tantalum, timber, lead, fish, gypsum, lignite, fluorite, arable land
Capital: Bangkok
Political System: Constitutional Monarchy
State Leader: Phumiphon Adunyadet (June 9th 1946)
Head of Government: Yinglak Chinnawat (August 8th 2011)
Languages: Thai, English, Ethnic dialects
Currency: Baht (THB)
Major Religions: Buddhist 94.6%, Muslim 4.6%, Christian 0.7%, Other 0.1%
Major Ethnicities: Thai 75%, Chinese 14%, Other 11%
Life Expectancy: 74.18 years (2014), 74.05 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 400.9 billion (2013), 365.6 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 673 billion (2013), 662.6 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 9,900 (2013), 10,300 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 2.9% (2013), 6.4% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 12.1%, Industry 43.6%, Services 44.2% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 38.2%, Industry 13.6%, Services 48.2% (2011)
Industries: Tourism, textiles and garments, agricultural processing, beverages, tobacco, cement, light manufacturing: jewellery, appliances, computers, integrated circuits; furniture, plastics, automobiles, automotive parts, tungsten production, tin production
Agriculture Products: Rice, cassava, rubber, corn, sugarcane, coconuts, soybeans
Human Development Index: 0.722 (89th)(2014), 0.690 (103rd)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 13.054 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 0.7% (2013), 0.7% (2012)

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Army Size: 306 600 (2004)
Budget: 1.8% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Thailand is located in Southeast Asia. Thailand is bordered by Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar. Thailand's economy is newly-industrialized with a large manufacturing sector. Thailand is also the biggest exporter of rice in the world. Tourism is also an important sector, which promises to continue growing.

(2014) Thailand's growth cooled in 2013 and following a military coup in 2014 this is expected to have carried over into 2014.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Thailand
Wikipedia: Thailand
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/THA.html

Updated on: December 30th, 2014