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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
2012 $717,240,496 $2,632,421,600
2013 $752,641,804 $2,636,502,914
2014 $716,371,192 $2,867,470,710
2015 $889,777,058 $3,112,947,728
2016 $901,366,673 $3,150,140,432
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Thailand
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $31,759,912 $117,316,180
02 Veg. Prod. $94,623,599 $147,271,900
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $176,415 $2,611,720
04 Food Prod. $34,959,382 $492,394,544
05 Mineral Prod. $4,905,189 $8,751,016
06 Chemical Prod. $123,502,826 $55,754,588
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $16,873,448 $284,523,895
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $15,892,898 $13,872,208
09 Wood Prod. $12,188,981 $8,233,116
10 Paper Prod. $147,144,788 $6,539,551
11 Textiles Prod. $2,338,590 $105,015,527
12 Dress Access. $670,636 $25,739,641
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,575,968 $21,905,221
14 Precious Metals/stones $106,558,170 $242,084,340
15 Base Metal Prod. $38,685,438 $80,962,329
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $131,743,143 $1,217,325,003
17 Vehicles and Equip. $90,377,112 $137,445,463
18 Specialized Inst. $26,849,301 $90,588,300
19 Arms & Ammunition $134,826 $2,955
20 Misc. Articles $2,614,018 $89,931,282
21 Antiques $20,652 $237,229

Capital: Bangkok
Population (million): 68.98
Total Area: 514,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 26.57801 Thai Baht (THB) (2016 - 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:
King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun

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:
Every four years. Last in February, 2014 (invalidated by Constitutional Court on March 21 2014). Next in November 2017 (tentative).


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Thailand Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 539.31 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 7,818.15 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.23 1.43
Inflation: (%) 0.19 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0.75 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $901,366,673
Canadian imports from country: $3,150,140,432
FDI in Canada: $1 million
CDI in Thailand: $160 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Vijavat Isarabhakdi

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador-designate Donica Pottie


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17