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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. $82,866,772 $135,805,460
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $1,586,671
04 Food Prod. $21,039,202 $427,922,970
05 Mineral Prod. $4,555,937 $11,245,465
06 Chemical Prod. $148,100,103 $36,849,987
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $23,141,723 $219,669,761
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $616,285 $10,113,011
09 Wood Prod. $9,578,092 $6,169,839
10 Paper Prod. $116,986,587 $6,936,396
11 Textiles Prod. $1,713,841 $95,614,294
12 Dress Access. $734,105 $23,086,474
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,661,921 $20,713,786
14 Precious Metals/stones $98,742,820 $203,337,012
15 Base Metal Prod. $41,902,196 $78,035,871
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $127,554,226 $1,007,124,092
17 Vehicles and Equip. $22,114,400 $92,956,027
18 Specialized Inst. $17,776,298 $71,236,042
19 Arms & Ammunition $18,628 $16,248
20 Misc. Articles $3,690,780 $85,166,991
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:
Caretaker Prime Minister NIWATTUMRONG Boonsongpaisan

Ministers:
Foreign Minister: Hon. Phongthep Thepkanjana
Commerce: Hon. NIWATTUMRONG Boonsongpaisan

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)


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Thailand Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 398.54 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 5841.27 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.87 2.01
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


August 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17