Economic Trivia

Thailand has one of the lowest unemployment levels in the world, at less than 1%.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2018): China, Japan, and United States
Top 3 Exported Goods (2018): Industrial Machinery, Electrical Machinery, and Motor Vehicles & Parts

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Tourism; Textiles and Garments; Agricultural Processing; Beverages

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $1,283,169,739,289 (2018)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 4.129% (2018)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $18,482 (2018)
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GDP Country Rank 18/196 (2018)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 0.707% (2019)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $169,240,672,657 (2018)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 29.5% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 2.702% (2018)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 26.917% (2018)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $38,273,035,186 (2019)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 38,989,831 (2019)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 31.615% (2019)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 22.634% (2019)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 45.75% (2019)
Unemployment Rate 0.754% (2019)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $285,261,929,669 (2018)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $337,428,892,424 (2018)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 99.241% (2018)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $6,315,808,257 (2019)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $77,151,971,482 (2018)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Thailand’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank