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Thailand

Official Title:
Kingdom of Thailand


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
5-year trade
Canada - Thailand
Year Exports Imports
2009 $567,608,450 $2,298,576,375
2010 $652,020,935 $2,408,220,555
2011 $839,279,990 $2,674,575,426
2012 $717,240,496 $2,632,348,206
2013 $759,075,575 $2,636,751,890
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Thailand
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $21,921,394 $101,170,842
02 Veg. Prod. $82,881,634 $137,430,720
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $1,586,671
04 Food Prod. $21,062,430 $428,204,969
05 Mineral Prod. $4,556,360 $11,245,462
06 Chemical Prod. $148,192,396 $36,844,877
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $23,204,242 $219,365,025
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $616,285 $10,106,340
09 Wood Prod. $9,578,092 $6,163,732
10 Paper Prod. $116,553,801 $6,934,355
11 Textiles Prod. $1,713,841 $95,476,497
12 Dress Access. $734,105 $23,084,777
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,661,921 $20,706,045
14 Precious Metals/stones $98,742,820 $203,278,720
15 Base Metal Prod. $41,953,246 $78,031,152
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $129,440,804 $1,006,389,065
17 Vehicles and Equip. $22,302,922 $92,796,666
18 Specialized Inst. $17,890,351 $71,141,703
19 Arms & Ammunition $32,590 $16,248
20 Misc. Articles $3,690,780 $85,166,520
21 Antiques $ $245,810

Capital: Bangkok
Population (million): 68.229
Total Area: 514,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 29.75 Thai Baht (THB)(2013)
National Holiday: Birthday of His Majesty the King, 5 December (1927)
Language(s): Thai (official), Ethnic and regional dialects


Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional Monarchy

Type of Government:
Parliamentary Democracy

Head of State:
His Majesty, King BHUMIBOL Adulyadej

Head of Government:
Caretaker Prime Minister YINGLUCK Shinawatra

Ministers:
Foreign Minister: Hon. SURAPONG Tovichakchaikul
Commerce: Hon. NIWATTUMRONG Boonsongpaisan

Main Political Parties:
Pheu Thai Party, Democrat Party, Bhunjaithai Party, Thai Nation Development Party, National Development Party for the Homeland, Phalang Chon Party, others

Elections:
General (every four years). Last: February, 2014 (invalidated by Constitutional Court on March 21 2014)


Economic Information (2012)

Comparative figures
Type Thailand Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 398.54 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 5841.27 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.87 2.01
Inflation: (%) 2.18 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 0.72 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $759,075,575
Canadian imports from country: $2,636,751,890
FDI in Canada: $4 million (2012)
CDI in Thailand: $380 million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Designate Pisan Manawapat

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Philip Calvert


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17