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Canada-Thailand fact sheet

Official Title:
Kingdom of Thailand

General Information

Capital: Bangkok
Population (million): 69.95
Total Area: 514,000km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 23.33 Thai Baht (THB) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: The National Day of the Kingdom of Thailand, December 5th
Language(s): Thai (official), Ethnic and regional dialects

Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional Monarchy

Type of Government:
Parliamentary Democracy.

Head of State:
King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha

Ministers:
Foreign Minister: Don Pramudwinai
Commerce: Jurin Laksanavisit

Main Political Parties:
Pheu Thai Party, Phalang Pracharath Party, Bhumjaithai Party Democrat Party, Move Forward Party, and others

Elections:
General elections were held in March 2019.

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Thailand Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 649.80 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 9,289.39 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 1,57 4,56
Inflation: (%) 1,23 3,4
Unemployment: (%) 1,5 7,43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $870,339,774
Canadian imports from country: $4,120,044,749
FDI in Canada: $72 million
CDI in the country: $134 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Kallayana Vipattipumiprates

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Sarah Taylor (Bangkok)

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Thailand
Year Exports Imports
2017 $730,602,951 $3,302,647,508
2018 $780,934,637 $3,562,297,984
2019 $881,720,155 $3,742,335,911
2020 $806,589,443 $3,534,672,190
2021 $870,339,774 $4,120,044,749
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Thailand
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $17,987,651 $64,005,246
02 Veg. Prod. $113,986,614 $153,175,380
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $212,147 $250,940
04 Food Prod. $15,209,930 $476,966,660
05 Mineral Prod. $3,694,151 $1,674,133
06 Chemical Prod. $140,523,609 $41,037,265
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $25,312,517 $375,588,791
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $14,946,822 $13,209,165
09 Wood Prod. $14,915,553 $7,075,466
10 Paper Prod. $173,036,610 $3,932,476
11 Textiles Prod. $55,320,890 $74,614,271
12 Dress Access. $280,083 $20,415,850
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,068,178 $21,812,395
14 Precious Metals/stones $2,041,872 $193,423,906
15 Base Metal Prod. $99,734,872 $191,961,280
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $122,395,680 $2,055,885,705
17 Vehicles and Equip. $19,033,559 $162,725,672
18 Specialized Inst. $24,958,386 $151,804,687
19 Arms & Ammunition $286,686 $282
20 Misc. Articles $1,302,049 $110,117,195
21 Antiques $44,962 $209,135


September 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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