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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 $716,374,108 $2,864,411,901
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 $134,529,982
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $197,746 $1,949,752
04 Food Prod. $20,059,658 $428,522,488
05 Mineral Prod. $3,823,262 $12,927,622
06 Chemical Prod. $117,131,199 $50,302,665
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $26,458,853 $210,586,641
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,227,053 $12,046,359
09 Wood Prod. $9,719,059 $6,796,748
10 Paper Prod. $115,339,725 $7,248,917
11 Textiles Prod. $1,610,977 $101,594,996
12 Dress Access. $766,176 $25,280,175
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,485,226 $26,493,160
14 Precious Metals/stones $11,104,012 $220,736,656
15 Base Metal Prod. $30,421,962 $124,848,930
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $117,822,333 $1,117,708,783
17 Vehicles and Equip. $111,373,346 $99,019,656
18 Specialized Inst. $19,459,080 $83,621,178
19 Arms & Ammunition $114,025 $
20 Misc. Articles $3,361,885 $94,465,479
21 Antiques $12,500 $132,983

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: October 2015 (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: $716,374,108
Canadian imports from country: $2,864,411,901
FDI in Canada: $9 million (2013)
CDI in Thailand: $188 million (2013)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Vijavat Isarabhakdi

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Philip Calvert


April 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17