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PESTLE Insights: Macroeconomic Outlook Report - Thailand

PESTLE Insights: Macroeconomic Outlook Report - Thailand

Summary

Mining, manufacturing and utilities contributed 32.5% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2017, followed by wholesale, retail and hotels (20.9%) and financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (14%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to grow by 5.0%, 4.3% and 4.6% respectively, in 2018.

Bangkok accounted for 32.5% of the Thailand’s gross domestic product as of 2017.

Scope

  • As per the Logistics Performance Index 2018, Thailand’s rank improved significantly as it moved up to the 32nd position out of the total 160 nations, from 45th position in 2016.
  • The overall SET index exhibits a upward trend over the last one year. As of August 27th, 2018, SET index stood at 1,717.2, compared to 1,585.8 on August 28th, 2017
  • Majority of inward FDI was towards financial and insurance activities sector in 2017.
Reasons to buy
  • Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.
  • PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations
  • Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.
  • This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.


Did you Know?
Country Highlights
Country Snapshot
PESTLE Insights
Political Landscape
Economic Landscape
Social Landscape
Technological Landscape
Legal Landscape
Environmental Landscape
Outlook
List of Figures
Exhibit 1: Thailand’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Asia Pacific and the World Average 11
Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100) 11
Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index 12
Exhibit 4: Stock Exchange of Thailand - SET Index 14
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy 15
Exhibit 6: FDI inflows (2012-17) and share of FDI inflow by industry (2017) and FDI by industry (2013-2017) 16
Exhibit 7: Foreign investment by country (2012-2017) and share of foreign investment by investing countries (2017) 18
Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators 20
Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate 24
Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2017) 24
Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance 25
Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance 25
Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2013-2016 26
Exhibit 14: Nuclear reactors, boilers and machinery, % share in world exports, 2016 26
Exhibit 15: Interest Rates 28
Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate 28
Exhibit 17: Public Finance 29
Exhibit 18: General Government Debt 29
Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment 31
Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages 31
Exhibit 21: Labour Cost Index 31
Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population 32
Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population 32
Exhibit 24: Gender Split 32
Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2016 34
Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per M Inhabitants, 2015 35
Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of manufactured exports) 35
Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Thailand 2018 36
Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2017 36
Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions 37

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