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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.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Thailand
Year Exports Imports
2011 $839,279,990 $2,674,471,983
2012 $717,240,496 $2,632,421,600
2013 $752,641,804 $2,636,502,914
2014 $716,371,192 $2,867,459,749
2015 $889,777,058 $3,112,891,341
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Thailand
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $25,953,899 $105,050,376
02 Veg. Prod. $157,344,094 $157,586,432
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $204,372 $2,472,181
04 Food Prod. $38,378,094 $477,745,658
05 Mineral Prod. $3,146,033 $8,815,777
06 Chemical Prod. $138,478,173 $50,077,574
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $14,669,819 $253,054,813
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $2,134,896 $14,269,174
09 Wood Prod. $11,238,733 $7,086,431
10 Paper Prod. $135,319,690 $8,132,614
11 Textiles Prod. $2,316,301 $125,764,146
12 Dress Access. $763,466 $33,276,497
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,441,731 $21,804,597
14 Precious Metals/stones $56,506,381 $249,609,612
15 Base Metal Prod. $35,643,216 $94,172,797
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $139,475,054 $1,184,261,778
17 Vehicles and Equip. $79,975,150 $117,165,097
18 Specialized Inst. $27,576,849 $108,183,962
19 Arms & Ammunition $266,208 $21,604
20 Misc. Articles $3,665,892 $93,082,591
21 Antiques $10,724 $118,159

Capital: Bangkok
Population (million): 68.84
Total Area: 514,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 26.75 Thai Baht (THB) (2015 - Annual average)
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 Note: Government ruled by the military since May 2014 coup.

Head of State:
Regent (interim) Prem Tinsulanonda

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha

Ministers:
Foreign Minister: Don Pramudwinai
Commerce: Apiradi Tantaporn

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: November 2017 (tentative)


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Thailand Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 506.79 1,987.87
GDP per capita: ($) 7,362.08 55,487.60
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.82 1.08
Inflation: (%) -0.9 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 0.88 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $889,777,058
Canadian imports from country: $3,112,891,341
FDI in Canada: $7 million
CDI in Thailand: $233 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Vijavat Isarabhakdi

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador-designate Donica Pottie


October 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17