Thailand | Economic Report

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Currency 33.68 32.83 55.50 20.36
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The US Dollar increased to 33.68 Thai Baht in May from 32.83 in April of 2015.
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Stock Market 1523.86 1526.74 1754.00 207.00
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The Thailand Stock Market (SET) decreased to 1523.86 Index points in May from 1526.74 Index points in April of 2015.
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Government Bond 10Y 2.90 2.46 6.72 2.44
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The Thailand Government Bond 10Y increased to 2.90 percent in May from 2.46 percent in April of 2015.
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GDP Growth Rate 0.30 1.10 11.20 -11.10
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The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Thailand expanded 0.3 percent in the first quarter of 2015 over the previous quarter.
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GDP Constant Prices 1296266.00 1274304.00 1296266.00 590509.00
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GDP Constant Prices in Thailand increased to 1296266 THB Million in the fourth quarter of 2014 from 1274304 THB Million in the third quarter of 2014.
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GDP Annual Growth Rate 3.00 2.10 19.10 -13.90
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The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Thailand expanded 3.0 percent in the first quarter of 2015 over the same quarter of the previous year.
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Gross Fixed Capital Formation 272332.00 272854.00 346459.00 18375.42
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Gross Fixed Capital Formation in Thailand decreased to 272332 THB Million in the fourth quarter of 2014 from 272854 THB Million in the third quarter of 2014.
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Unemployment Rate 0.99 0.82 5.73 0.39
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Unemployment Rate in Thailand increased to 0.99 percent in March of 2015 from 0.82 percent in February of 2015.
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Wages 13247.89 13581.10 13581.10 6344.00
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Wages in Thailand decreased to 13247.89 THB/Month in the first quarter of 2015 from 13581.10 THB/Month in the fourth quarter of 2014.
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Employed Persons 37622.74 37937.06 39973.11 30376.71
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The number of employed persons in Thailand decreased to 37622.74 Thousand in March of 2015 from 37937.06 Thousand in February of 2015.
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Wages in Manufacturing 12402.50 12390.30 12503.40 5516.00
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Wages in Manufacturing in Thailand increased to 12402.50 THB/Month in the first quarter of 2015 from 12390.30 THB/Month in the fourth quarter of 2014.
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Unemployed Persons 378.07 315.91 1923.25 157.58
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The number of unemployed persons in Thailand increased to 378.07 Thousand in March of 2015 from 315.91 Thousand in February of 2015.
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Minimum Wages 300.00 300.00 300.00 12.00
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Minimum Wages in Thailand remained unchanged at 300 THB/Day in 2014 from 300 THB/Day in 2013.
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Job Vacancies 38103.00 42530.00 115636.00 12620.00
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Job Vacancies in Thailand decreased to 38103 in March of 2015 from 42530 in February of 2015.
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Inflation Rate -1.04 -0.57 24.56 -4.38
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The inflation rate in Thailand was recorded at -1.04 percent in April of 2015.
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GDP Deflator 254.23 241.46 254.23 125.46
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GDP Deflator in Thailand increased to 254.23 Index Points in the fourth quarter of 2014 from 241.46 Index Points in the third quarter of 2014.
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Inflation Rate Mom 0.17 0.12 4.00 -3.00
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The Consumer Price Index in Thailand increased 0.17 percent in March of 2015 over the previous month.
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Producer Prices 102.80 102.90 142.70 64.80
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Producer Prices in Thailand decreased to 102.80 Index Points in April of 2015 from 102.90 Index Points in March of 2015.
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Consumer Price Index CPI 106.35 106.33 107.90 20.00
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Consumer Price Index CPI in Thailand increased to 106.35 Index Points in April of 2015 from 106.33 Index Points in March of 2015.
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Export Prices 101.84 101.55 104.60 75.94
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Export Prices in Thailand increased to 101.84 Index Points in March of 2015 from 101.55 Index Points in February of 2015.
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Core Inflation Rate 1.02 1.31 8.54 -1.12
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Core Inflation Rate in Thailand increased 1.02 percent in April of 2015 over the same month in the previous year.
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Import Prices 91.05 91.41 103.35 67.79
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Import Prices in Thailand decreased to 91.05 Index Points in March of 2015 from 91.41 Index Points in February of 2015.
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Core Consumer Prices 105.71 105.59 105.71 45.40
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Core Consumer Prices in Thailand increased to 105.71 Index Points in April of 2015 from 105.59 Index Points in March of 2015.
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Food Inflation 1.25 1.72 26.34 -7.05
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Cost of food in Thailand increased 1.25 percent in March of 2015 over the same month in the previous year.
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Interest Rate 1.50 1.75 5.00 1.25
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The benchmark interest rate in Thailand was last recorded at 1.50 percent.
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Loans to Private Sector 3582962.00 3574804.00 3582962.00 1701089.00
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Loans to Private Sector in Thailand increased to 3582962 THB Million in March of 2015 from 3574804 THB Million in February of 2015.
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Money Supply M0 1159561.00 1197287.00 1200492.00 280977.00
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Money Supply M0 in Thailand decreased to 1159561 THB Million in March of 2015 from 1197287 THB Million in February of 2015.
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Banks Balance Sheet 16909461.00 16720219.00 16909461.00 14874369.00
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Banks Balance Sheet in Thailand increased to 16909461 THB Million in March of 2015 from 16720219 THB Million in February of 2015.
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Money Supply M3 17174.53 17111.20 17174.53 5077.80
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Money Supply M3 in Thailand increased to 17174.53 THB Billion in March of 2015 from 17111.20 THB Billion in February of 2015.
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Central Bank Balance Sheet 5811778.00 5781205.00 6251360.00 2103522.00
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Central Bank Balance Sheet in Thailand increased to 5811778 THB Million in March of 2015 from 5781205 THB Million in February of 2015.
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Foreign Exchange Reserves 161103.29 156319.19 189883.65 326.00
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Foreign Exchange Reserves in Thailand increased to 161103.29 USD Million in April of 2015 from 156319.19 USD Million in March of 2015.
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Balance of Trade 1495.00 390.14 3535.90 -5906.41
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Thailand recorded a trade surplus of 1495 USD Million in March of 2015.
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Terms of Trade 111.85 111.09 112.02 96.39
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Terms of Trade in Thailand increased to 111.85 Index Points in March of 2015 from 111.09 Index Points in February of 2015.
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Exports 18886.43 17229.75 21227.12 1997.00
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Exports in Thailand increased to 18886.43 USD Million in March of 2015 from 17229.75 USD Million in February of 2015.
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Tourist Arrivals 2532600.00 2689490.00 2841330.00 399600.00
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Tourist Arrivals in Thailand decreased to 2532600 in March of 2015 from 2689490 in February of 2015.
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Imports 17391.23 16839.61 24937.81 2760.00
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Imports in Thailand increased to 17391.23 USD Million in March of 2015 from 16839.61 USD Million in February of 2015.
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Gold Reserves 152.41 152.41 152.41 72.59
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Gold Reserves in Thailand remained unchanged at 152.41 Tonnes in the fourth quarter of 2014 from 152.41 Tonnes in the third quarter of 2014.
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Current Account 2223.15 3508.24 5146.60 -4164.87
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Thailand recorded a Current Account surplus of 2223.15 USD Million in March of 2015.
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Crude Oil Production 245.00 240.00 259.81 46.46
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Crude Oil Production in Thailand increased to 245 BBL/D/1K in December of 2014 from 240 BBL/D/1K in November of 2014.
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Current Account to GDP 3.80 -0.60 12.70 -8.30
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Thailand recorded a Current Account deficit of 0.70 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2013.
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Foreign Direct Investment 41439.74 94548.72 94548.72 -71548.10
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Foreign Direct Investment in Thailand decreased to 41439.74 THB Million in February of 2015 from 94548.72 THB Million in January of 2015.
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External Debt 143487.09 144850.50 144850.50 58984.85
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External Debt in Thailand decreased to 143487.09 USD Million in the third quarter of 2014 from 144850.50 USD Million in the second quarter of 2014.
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Government Budget -2.50 -4.10 2.50 -4.80
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Thailand recorded a Government Budget deficit equal to 2.50 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2013.
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Government Spending 137977.00 134321.00 137977.00 46795.00
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Government Spending in Thailand increased to 137977 THB Million in the fourth quarter of 2014 from 134321 THB Million in the third quarter of 2014.
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Government Debt to GDP 45.70 43.70 57.80 15.20
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Thailand recorded a Government Debt to GDP of 45.70 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2013.
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Credit Rating 58.82
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Standard & Poors credit rating for Thailand stands at BBB+. Moodys rating for Thailand sovereign debt is Baa1. Fitchs credit rating for Thailand is BBB.
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Government Budget Value -78041.00 -1016.00 165440.00 -151974.00
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Thailand recorded a government budget deficit of 78041 THB Million in March of 2015.
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Housing Index 118.00 118.00 119.70 91.60
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Housing Index in Thailand remained unchanged at 118 Index points in March of 2015 from 118 Index points in February of 2015.
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Housing Starts 7570.00 6227.00 24699.00 1267.00
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Housing Starts in Thailand increased to 7570 Units in March of 2015 from 6227 Units in February of 2015.
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Business Confidence 52.40 49.40 55.70 34.40
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Business Confidence in Thailand increased to 52.40 in March of 2015 from 49.40 in February of 2015.
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Car Registrations 34791.00 37553.00 66668.00 1690.00
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Car Registrations in Thailand decreased to 34791 Cars in February of 2015 from 37553 Cars in January of 2015.
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Industrial Production -1.80 3.60 82.30 -47.20
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Industrial Production in Thailand decreased 1.80 percent in March of 2015 over the same month in the previous year.
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Industrial Production Mom 0.69 -0.48 36.58 -34.91
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Industrial Production in Thailand increased 0.69 percent in January of 2015 over the previous month.
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Capacity Utilization 59.72 62.37 70.09 42.11
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Capacity Utilization in Thailand decreased to 59.72 Index Points in March of 2015 from 62.37 Index Points in February of 2015.
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Leading Economic Index 151.64 150.76 151.64 85.56
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Leading Economic Index in Thailand increased to 151.64 Index Points in March of 2015 from 150.76 Index Points in February of 2015.
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Changes in Inventories 8059.00 -1127.00 58255.00 -67104.00
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Changes in Inventories in Thailand increased to 8059 THB Million in the fourth quarter of 2014 from -1127 THB Million in the third quarter of 2014.
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Consumer Confidence 76.60 77.70 112.40 39.70
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Consumer Confidence in Thailand decreased to 76.60 in April of 2015 from 77.70 in March of 2015.
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Bank Lending Rate 7.25 7.25 16.50 5.75
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Bank Lending Rate in Thailand remained unchanged at 7.25 percent in April of 2015 from 7.25 percent in March of 2015.
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Retail Sales YoY -0.51 -3.02 113.19 -61.28
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Retail Sales in Thailand decreased 0.51 percent in February of 2015 over the same month in the previous year.
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Consumer Credit 3524837.00 3492624.00 3524837.00 2960079.00
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Consumer Credit in Thailand increased to 3524837 THB Million in March of 2015 from 3492624 THB Million in December of 2014.
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Consumer Spending 644747.00 648462.00 659429.00 337240.00
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Consumer Spending in Thailand decreased to 644747 THB Million in the fourth quarter of 2014 from 648462 THB Million in the third quarter of 2014.
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Gasoline Prices 1.09 1.10 1.62 0.30
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Gasoline Prices in Thailand decreased to 1.09 USD/Liter in March of 2015 from 1.10 USD/Liter in February of 2015.
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Disposable Personal Income 7184310.00 7045490.00 7184310.00 1445598.00
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Disposable Personal Income in Thailand increased to 7184310 THB Million in 2013 from 7045490 THB Million in 2012.
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Personal Spending 14.29 -8.48 14.29 -13.05
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Personal Spending in Thailand increased 14.29 percent in March of 2015 over the previous month.
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Personal Savings 594439.00 633112.00 708396.00 75256.00
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Personal Savings in Thailand decreased to 594439 THB Million in 2013 from 633112 THB Million in 2012.
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Corporate Tax Rate 20.00 20.00 30.00 20.00
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The Corporate Tax Rate in Thailand stands at 20 percent.
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Social Security Rate 10.00 8.00 10.00 8.00
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The Social Security Rate in Thailand stands at 10 percent.
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Personal Income Tax Rate 35.00 35.00 37.00 35.00
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The Personal Income Tax Rate in Thailand stands at 35 percent.
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Social Security Rate For Companies 5.00 4.00 5.00 4.00
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The Social Security Rate For Companies in Thailand stands at 5 percent.
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Sales Tax Rate 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
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The Sales Tax Rate in Thailand stands at 7 percent.
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Social Security Rate For Employees 5.00 4.00 5.00 4.00
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The Social Security Rate For Employees in Thailand stands at 5 percent.

This page includes a list of key economic indicators for Thailand. 5/24/2015