Thailand PESTLE Insights – A Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Mining, manufacturing and utilities contributed 30.9% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2019, followed by wholesale, retail and hotels (22.4%) and financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (11.8%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to contract by 4.4%, 5.4% and 4.8% respectively in 2020

The overall SET index exhibited a downward trend over the last year. As of August 7, 2020, the SET index stood at 1,324.4, compared to 1,669.4 on August 7, 2019


– As per the Logistics Performance Index 2018, Thailand’s rank improved significantly, as it moved up to 32nd position out of 160 nations, from 45th position in 2016.

– Bangkok accounted for 32.9% of Thailand’s gross domestic product and 8.5% of its population in 2018

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.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits

Did You Know?

Country Highlights

COVID-19 Impact

Country Snapshot

PESTLE Insights

Political Landscape

Economic Landscape

Social Landscape

Technological Landscape

Legal Landscape

Environmental Landscape


List of Figures

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Thailand’s Performance in terms of its Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Asia-Pacific and the World Average

Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)

Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights Behind the Index

Exhibit 4: Stock Exchange of Thailand – SET Index

Exhibit 5: Key Sectors’ Contribution to the Economy (2015-2022f)

Exhibit 6: Inward FDI Position (Q1 2012 – Q1 2020) and FDI Position by Industry (Q2 2019 – Q1 2020)

Exhibit 7: Foreign Investment By Countries (Q2 2019 – Q1 2020) and Share Of Foreign Investment By Investing Countries (Q2 2020)

Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators

Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate (2015-2022f)

Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2019)

Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance (2015-2019)

Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance (2015-2021f)

Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports (2016-2019)

Exhibit 14: Nuclear Reactors, Boilers and Machinery, % Share of World Exports (2019)

Exhibit 15: Interest Rates (June 2014 – July 2020)

Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate and Inflation (2015-2019)

Exhibit 17: Public Finance (2015-2019)

Exhibit 18: General Government Debt (2015-2019)

Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment (2015-2022f)

Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages (2015-2019)

Exhibit 21: Labor Cost Index (2015-2019)

Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share of Total Population (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)

Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)

Exhibit 24: Gender Split (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)

Exhibit 25: Internet Users as a Percentage of the Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate (2019)

Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per Million Persons (2019)

Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports, % of Manufactured Exports (2019)

Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Thailand 2020

Exhibit 29: Corruption Perceptions Index (Rankings) (2019)

Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions (2012-2017)


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