Backgrounder: Thailand

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Bangkok
  • Population (millions): 64.7
  • Total area: 510,890 km2
  • Currency: baht
  • Language: Thai

Economic Facts 2013

  • GDP ($ billions): 399.3
  • GDP per capita ($): 5,852
  • GDP growth (%): 2.9
  • Inflation (%): 2.2
  • Unemployment (%): 0.7

Key Opportunities

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture and agri-food
  • Defence and security
  • Education
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Infrastructure
  • Oil and gas
  • Sustainable technologies

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment Promotion Initiatives

  • Canada-ASEAN Business Council
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
20132007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Thailand757.0588.2
Canada’s merchandise imports from Thailand2,636.52,298.1
Canadian investment in Thailand1881,052
Thai investment in Canada95