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Thailand Shipping Report Q1 2016

Thailand Shipping Report Q1 2016

BMI View: We expect continued robust growth at Thai ports in 2016, but this is down as much to the baseeffects of a developing economy and investment in the countries ports rather than a strong outlook for thecountry on an economic and political basis. The military junta will now be in power until 2017, and, as aresult, political tensions will continue to weigh on the investment climate, and consumer and capitalspending on containerised imports will be hit. On the exports front, these have been falling thanks to lowcommodity prices globally.

Headline Industry Data

Gross tonnage at Laem Chabang, Thailand's largest port, is set to rise by 3.0% to 75.64mn tonnes in2016, and will average growth of 4.1% a year over our medium-term forecast period to 2020. 2017growth will be 4.7%.

Box handling at the same port will rise 5.6% to 7.44mn twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2016, andwill grow by an average of 5.4% annually over the medium term. 2017 growth will be 5.5%.

At the port of Bangkok, BMI projects that tonnage will grow by 4.9% in 2016, to 23.78mn tonnes, withcontainer handling set to grow by 4.3%, to 1.70mn TEUs.

We expect total foreign trade to see real growth of 5.2% in 2016 and 5.1% in 2017.

BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Port Of Laem Chabang Throughput
Port Of Bangkok Throughput
Table: Major Ports Data (Thailand 2012-2019)
Table: Trade Overview (Thailand 2012-2019)
Table: Key Trade Indicators (Thailand 2012-2019)
Table: Top Import Partners, 2006-2013
Table: Top Export Destinations, 2006-2013
Market Overview
Thailand Container Shipping Market Overview
Thailand Company Profile
Precious Shipping PCL (PSL)
Regional Container Lines (RCL)
Shipping - Global Industry View
Bright Spot For Shipping: Low Bunker Prices
Table: BMI Bunker Fuel (IFO180 & MGO) Price Forecast
Short-Term Outlook (three-to-six months)
Long-Term Outlook
Risks To Outlook
Global Company Strategy
Maersk Line
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
Evergreen Line
COSCO Container Lines Company (COSCON)
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
Table: Economic Activity (Thailand 2010-2019)
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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