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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 $2,674,471,983
2012 $717,240,496 $2,632,319,620
2013 $752,641,804 $2,636,425,254
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Thailand
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $21,887,948 $101,273,372
02 Veg. Prod. $82,719,816 $135,809,858
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $1,586,671
04 Food Prod. $21,039,202 $427,924,410
05 Mineral Prod. $4,555,885 $11,245,465
06 Chemical Prod. $148,099,002 $36,849,987
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $23,141,017 $219,726,248
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $616,285 $10,111,562
09 Wood Prod. $9,578,092 $6,169,839
10 Paper Prod. $116,986,587 $6,936,143
11 Textiles Prod. $1,713,841 $95,617,645
12 Dress Access. $734,105 $23,057,881
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,661,921 $20,717,271
14 Precious Metals/stones $98,742,820 $203,337,012
15 Base Metal Prod. $40,579,537 $77,923,769
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $126,356,704 $1,007,118,315
17 Vehicles and Equip. $20,406,108 $92,956,027
18 Specialized Inst. $17,772,654 $71,236,032
19 Arms & Ammunition $18,628 $16,248
20 Misc. Articles $3,686,391 $85,178,209
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:
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 (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Thailand Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 398.84 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 5845.59 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.89 2.02
Inflation: (%) 2.18 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 0.72 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $752,641,804
Canadian imports from country: $2,636,425,254
FDI in Canada: $9 million
CDI in Thailand: $188 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Designate Pisan Manawapat

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Philip Calvert


October 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17