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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
2010 $652,020,935 $2,408,220,555
2011 $839,279,990 $2,674,471,983
2012 $717,240,496 $2,632,421,600
2013 $752,641,804 $2,636,523,104
2014 $716,371,192 $2,865,905,972
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Thailand
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $25,237,424 $104,207,791
02 Veg. Prod. $88,289,592 $134,524,160
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $197,746 $1,949,752
04 Food Prod. $20,059,658 $428,517,616
05 Mineral Prod. $3,823,262 $12,927,622
06 Chemical Prod. $117,125,794 $50,315,960
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $26,458,853 $211,723,531
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,227,053 $12,056,533
09 Wood Prod. $9,719,059 $6,798,177
10 Paper Prod. $115,339,725 $7,080,363
11 Textiles Prod. $1,603,444 $101,593,791
12 Dress Access. $766,176 $25,275,295
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,485,226 $26,499,198
14 Precious Metals/stones $11,104,012 $220,667,632
15 Base Metal Prod. $30,421,962 $124,887,079
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $117,832,355 $1,118,020,280
17 Vehicles and Equip. $111,373,346 $99,026,202
18 Specialized Inst. $19,459,080 $83,770,386
19 Arms & Ammunition $114,025 $
20 Misc. Articles $3,361,885 $94,515,597
21 Antiques $12,500 $141,533

Capital: Bangkok
Population (million): 68.657
Total Area: 514,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 29.37 Thai Baht (THB)(2014)
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:
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha

Ministers:
Foreign Minister: General Tanasak Patimaprakorn
Commerce: General Chatchai Sarikulya

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). Next: early 2016 (tentative)


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Thailand Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 412.85 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 6013.33 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.71 2.53
Inflation: (%) 1.9 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 0.84 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $716,371,192
Canadian imports from country: $2,865,905,972
FDI in Canada: $7 million
CDI in Thailand: $106 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Vijavat Isarabhakdi

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Philip Calvert


May 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17