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Thailand 2017

PUBLISHED September 2016



Thailand is Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy after Indonesia, with GDP hitting USD395.282 billion in 2015. The nation’s economy is built on its exports, especially from the industrial and agricultural sectors, with 75.6% of GDP generated by the goods leaving Thai shores. The economy grew 2.8% in 2015 and is expected to grow at around 3% in 2016 following an upward government revision from 2.5% at the end of the first quarter.

The Business Year’s country-specific publications, sometimes featuring over 150 face-to-face interviews, are among the most comprehensive annual economic publications available internationally.

This 144-page publication covers finance, industry, energy, IT, e-commerce, transport, construction, real estate, agriculture, health, education, culture, and tourism. The report features dozens of interviews, including:

  • Darren N. Buckley, Country Head of Citibank and former President of AMCHAM Thailand
  • Apiradi Tantraporn, Minister of Commerce of Thailand
  • Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Science and Technology
  • Anantachai Kunanantakul, Chairman & CEO of Siam Eastern Industrial Park (SEP)
  • Veerasith Sinchareonkul, Director, Sri Trang Agro-Industry PLC
  • Sompoon Akomsoontorn, General Manager, Century Park Hotel
  • Loy Joon How, General Manager, IMPACT

The publication also features a range of articles and analysis, including:

  • Trans-Pacific partnership
  • Special economic zones
  • Fintech
  • Auto sector
  • Renewable energy
  • Enter 4G
  • E-commerce
  • Sino-Thai rail network
  • Water shortage
  • Medical tourism
  • Leicester City
  • Malls



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