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Thailand officially known as the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam is a Southeast Asian country part of the ASEAN group. It’s known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins, and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. Thailand is well known for tourism across the world

Thailand is an emerging economy with agriculture as a base and industrialization in the process. The country is the second-largest in South east Asia. It holds an important role in the region as many of its neighbouring countries dependent on Thailand’s economy.

Thailand is well known for computer & electrical components, textiles, footwear, fishery, etc.

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityBangkok
Government TypeParliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Official LanguagesThai, Isan, Lanna, Dambro,Karen, Pattani ,Malay,
CurrencyThai baht, THB
Phone Code +66
Important CitiesPattaya, Phuket, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, Kanchanaburi, Sukhothai, Krabi, Koh Samui, Hua Hin,
National DayNational Day (5th Dec)
GDP (nominal)USD 512.193 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking21
Primary IndustriesAutomobiles and automotive parts, financial services, electric appliances and components, tourism, cement, auto manufacturing, heavy and light industries, appliances, computers and parts, furniture, plastics, textiles and garments, agricultural processing, beverages, tobacco
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsMyanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC), Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN), Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation(BIMSTEC), East Asia Summit(EAS), Group of 77(G77), Indian Ocean Rim Association(IORA), Pacific Economic Cooperation Council(PECC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO), Southeast Asia Treaty Organization(SEATO)
Major ExportsElectrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Rubber and Products, Plastics and Products, Gems & Jewellery, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Fruits and Nuts, Chemical Products, Cereals & Pulses, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Cosmetics and Accessories
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Gems & Jewellery, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Chemical Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Pharmaceutical Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Rubber and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Edible Oils & Seeds, Books and Papers, Cosmetics and Accessories, Hides, Leather & Tannery
Total Exports ValueUSD 284.107 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 306.261 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 22.154 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaIndia ASEAN Trade in GoodsAgreement, Bangladesh, India, MyanmarSri Lanka, Thailand Economic Cooperation(BIMSTEC), Global System of Trade Preferences GSTP), Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Economic Integration Agreement (EIA)
Major Exports to IndiaMachinery & Appliances, Plastics and Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Gems & Jewellery, Electrical Products, Chemical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Rubber and Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Silk & Textiles, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Books and Papers, Hides, Leather & Tannery
Major Imports from IndiaGems & Jewellery, Machinery & Appliances, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Chemical Products, Electrical Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Spices, Plastics and Products, Cereals & Pulses, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Silk & Textiles, Rubber and Products
India's Imports ValueUSD 11,193.36 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 5,709.81 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 6 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for ThailandEmbassy of India
Honourable Ambassador
46, Prasarnmitr, Sukhumvit, Soi 23, Bangkok - 10110

Consulate General of India in Chiangmai
Krishna Chaitanya
Consul & Head of Post
172, Moo 5, Sanpakwan, Hang Dong, Chinag Mai -50230, Thailand

Embassy Details of Thailand in IndiaRoyal Thai Embassy
H.E. Ms. Pattarat Hongtong
56-N, Nyaya Marg,Chanakya PuriNew Delhi-110021
011 24197200 (O)

Consulate General of Thailand in Mumbai
Mr. Donnawit Poolsawat
Consul General
Malbar View, 4th Floor, 33 Dr. Purandare Marg, Chowpatty See Face Mumbai-400 007
+91-22-23631404 (O)

Consulate General of Thailand in Kolkata
Ms. Acharapan Yavaprapas
Consul General
18 B Mandeville Garden Ballygunge,Kolkata 700019

Consulate General of Thailand in Chennai
Mr. Nitirooge Phonepasert
Consul General
No. 3, First Main Road Vidyodaya Colony T. Nagar
044-42300730/40/60/80 (O)