Thailand

In-depth country-focused analysis on Thailand's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Thailand's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Thailand, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Thailand's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Thailand before your competitors.

Thailand Country Risk

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Core Views Thailand's real GDP growth print, which came in disappointingly weak at just 2.7% year-on-year (y-o-y) in Q313, remains generally consistent with our view that cooling external demand...

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Thailand Industry Coverage (22)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: Thailand will maintain its status as a key Asian agricultural provider in the coming years, as the sector benefits from strong export opportunities and government support as well as...

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Autos

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According to latest figures from Toyota Motor Thailand, auto sales in Thailand tumbled 45.6% year-on-year (y-o-y) in January 2014, to 68,508 units. The outbreak of political unrest in recent months...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: the growth of Thailand's consumer electronics market was stalled in 2013 as a consequence of political unrest and trends within the consumer electronics market such as TV market...

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Defence & Security

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BMI View: Over the course of Q313 large-scale protests and internal political turmoil have become the greatest threats to Thailand's security. At the end of December, Army chief General Prayuth...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View : The latest real GDP growth reading came in disappointingly weak at a seasonally adjusted 1.3% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) in Q313. Crucially, the latest figures suggest that cooling...

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Freight Transport

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Growth Forecast Reduced For 2014 Since our last quarterly report we have reined in our outlook for Thailand. We now estimate 2013 GDP growth at 3.6% (reduced from 4.0%) and are forecasting 2014...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: Strong growth across all IT segments makes the Thai IT market one of the largest and fastest growing in the region. Drivers such as high private final consumption and the economy's...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: The short-term outlook for Thailand's construction sector has significantly deteriorated , as the ongoing political crisis in Thailand has heightened our previous concerns towards the...

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Insurance

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BMI View: Growth will continue apace across the Thai insurance market, with both life and non-life sectors enjoying strong expansion of 10% and 9% respectively in 2013. In spite of this, Thai non-...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The Thai market's continued reliance on imported medical devices means demand has remain ed strong, resulting in an attractive 13.7% C AGR growth rate for the forecast...

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Mining

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BMI View: Underpinned by an abundance of untapped mineral resources and the increasing attractiveness of frontier mining, we believe South East Asia will slowly emerge to become one of the...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: Thailand remains driven by a strong demand growth for both oil and gas which far outweigh domestic production. With no scope for the country to become self sufficient, it will be...

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Petrochemicals

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The Thai petrochemicals industry is now looking to add value to basic chemicals production following a surge in olefins and polymers capacities over recent years. We examine ongoing projects and...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: W e highlight the need for Thailand to address the issue of sustainability. A slowing economy coupled with an ageing population will mean more financial outlays by the government in...

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Power

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BMI View: We are maintaining both our short- and long-term forecasts for the Thai power sector this quarter. We had incorporated several factors into our previous analysis, such as the shutdowns...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: The Thai commercial real estate sector is proving resilient to the political turmoil in the country, with investors appearing unfazed by protests on the streets of Bangkok. Our view is...

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Renewables

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BMI View : We are maintaining our short and long term forecasts for non-hydropower renewables generation and capacity in Thailand this quarter as our assumptions remain relevant. Growth in 2014...

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Shipping

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Growth Forecast Reduced For 2014 Since BMI's last quarterly report we have reined in our outlook for Thailand. We now estimate 2013 GDP growth at 3.6% (reduced from 4.0%) and are forecasting 2014...

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Telecoms

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BMI View: Thailand's telecoms market is characterised by a mobile market approaching saturation, a fixed -line market that has been in decline since 2007 and a low broadband penetration rate...

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Tourism

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BMI View: BMI expects growth across a range of key indicators in the Thai tourism market throughout our forecast period. Despite continuing political unrest in the capital, Bangkok, we expect an...

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Water

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BMI View: Due to political uncertainty and public protest, there has been little in the way of new developments in the Thai water sector regard ing new projects. Moreover, although desperately...

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