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Thailand Shipping Report Q1 2015


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Thailand Shipping Report Q1 2015

2015 will be a better year for Thailand's ports than 2014. In the context of a weak economy and a downturnin foreign trade, we now estimate that throughput levels contracted at both the country's main ports,Laem Chabang and Bangkok in 2014. But we are projecting a healthy recovery, with growth rates between2% and 6%, in 2015.

We are forecasting a recovery in Thailand's economic outlook 2015, with GDP set to increase by 4.1%,after an almost standstill year in 2014. According to ourt estimates, 2014 will have been weaker thaninitially hoped, with growth of only 0.7%. This was due to a combination of factors. Despite ongoing effortsby the ruling junta to stabilise the political situation and stimulate the economy, the recovery was slow togain traction. Negatives included a subdued export and investment performance, along with depressedconstruction and manufacturing sectors (particularly automobiles). Yet going into 2015 we see growthpositivefactors finally beginning to feed through. They include the beneficial effect of lower oil prices(Thailand imports 85% of its crude oil consumption), a gradual recovery in tourism, fiscal stimulus and thegovernment move to speed up the infrastructure investment approval process. There are still challengesahead, with high household indebtedness and the continuing threat of political volatility among them. Onthe medium term to 2019 we expect average annual GDP growth of 4.0%.


BMI Industry View
SWOT
Shipping
Political
Economic
Business Environment
Industry Forecast
Port Of Laem Chabang Throughput
Port Of Bangkok Throughput
Table: Major Ports Data (Thailand 2011-2018)
Table: Trade Overview (Thailand 2011-2018)
Table: Key Trade Indicators (Thailand 2011-2018)
Table: Top Import Partners, 2004-2012
Table: Top Export Destinations, 2004-2012
Market Overview
Thailand Container Shipping Market Overview
Industry Trends And Developments
Thailand Company Profile
Regional Container Lines (RCL)
Precious Shipping PCL (PSL)
Shipping - Global Industry View
Container Shipping Demand:
Container Shipping Supply:
Table: Alliance Overview
Container Shipping Rates: Fuel Surcharges To Kick Off 2015
Global Company Strategy
Maersk Line
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
CMA CGM
Evergreen Line
COSCO Container Lines Company (COSCON)
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
Table: Economic Activity (Thailand 2009-2018)
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Thailand 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Thailand 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Thailand 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Thailand 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Thailand 1990-2025)

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