PESTLE Insights: Macroeconomic Outlook Report - Thailand
Summary Mining, manufacturing and utilities contributed 32.5% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2018, followed by wholesale, retail and hotels (22.2%) and financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (13.6%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to grow by 5.2%, 5.7% and 5.1% respectively in 2019 in nominal terms.
The overall SET index exhibits a downward trend over the last year. As of November 27, 2019, the SET index stood at 1,607.3, compared to 1,634.3 on November 27, 2018
Bangkok accounted for 32.5% of Thailand’s gross domestic product and 12.9% of its population in 2016.
Majority of inward FDI stock in Thailand was towards the manufacturing sector in Q2 2019
Scope - As per the Logistics Performance Index 2018, Thailand’s rank improved significantly as it moved up to the 32nd position out of the total 160 nations, from 45th position in 2016.
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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