Thailand Retail Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Industry & Retail from The Report: Thailand 2018

After a decade of external disruption – which saw the 2008 global financial crisis, floods in 2011 and a military coup in 2014 – Thai industry is getting back on track. According to the Ministry of Industry, the manufacturing production index grew by 2.5% in 2017, with stronger growth in the second half of the year. This trend continued in 2018, with January and February both seeing year-on-...

In its April 2018 Economic Monitor for Thailand, the World Bank reported that GDP growth accelerated to 3.9% in 2017, from 0.91% in 2014, 2.94% in 2015 and 3.23% in 2016. This was the fastest expansion since the 7.24% recorded in 2012, and was driven by strong global growth, increased export revenue and a modest recovery in private consumption.

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While Thailand has long capitalised on the popularity of its cuisine, the production, selling and exporting of food products is being given renewed focus under the national Thailand 4.0 initiative. With food processing listed as one of the First S-Curve industries that the authorities are seeking to add value to in the short to medium term,...

 

The global economy is entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), or Industry 4.0, based on the application of new digital and automated technologies in production processes and service delivery. These changes are presenting emerging markets with opportunities such as improved productivity, as well as risks, namely reshoring and the...

 

After a decade of external disruption – which saw the 2008 global financial crisis, the floods of 2011, political protests in 2013-14 and the military coup of 2014 – Thai industry is getting back on track. According to the Ministry of Industry, the manufacturing production index (MPI) grew by 2.5% in 2017, with stronger growth in the second...

 

Auto manufacturing has long been at the centre of Thai industry. For more than half a century the segment has been the target of incentives, and these efforts have successfully attracted many foreign investors. As a result, the country is now a major international player in the making and selling of vehicles, and is the largest producer in...

 

After a prolonged period of sluggishness, the retail sector in Thailand shown signs of healthier growth. General stability is having a positive impact on the sector, while years of targeted investment have also supported growth. However, some uncertainty remains, as consumer debt is still elevated and an uneven distribution of purchasing power...

 

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