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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 $899,414,792 $3,149,122,660
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Thailand
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $31,759,912 $117,512,094
02 Veg. Prod. $94,708,266 $147,052,541
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $176,415 $2,611,720
04 Food Prod. $35,306,134 $492,745,067
05 Mineral Prod. $4,905,189 $8,751,016
06 Chemical Prod. $123,493,549 $55,752,656
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $16,872,905 $283,385,340
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $15,892,898 $13,521,902
09 Wood Prod. $12,188,981 $8,229,488
10 Paper Prod. $147,144,788 $6,540,147
11 Textiles Prod. $2,338,590 $104,996,812
12 Dress Access. $670,636 $25,918,580
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,573,234 $21,990,671
14 Precious Metals/stones $106,480,821 $242,108,017
15 Base Metal Prod. $36,446,225 $80,952,474
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $131,720,286 $1,217,284,205
17 Vehicles and Equip. $90,377,112 $137,397,444
18 Specialized Inst. $26,824,962 $90,578,640
19 Arms & Ammunition $134,826 $2,955
20 Misc. Articles $2,614,018 $89,919,850
21 Antiques $16,202 $237,229

Capital: Bangkok
Population (million): 68.84
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 (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 (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $899,414,792
Canadian imports from country: $3,149,122,660
FDI in Canada: $7 million (2015)
CDI in Thailand: $233 million (2015)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Vijavat Isarabhakdi

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador-designate Donica Pottie


February 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17