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Subject: soc.culture.thai Figures FAQ

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The "soc.culture.thai Frequently Asked Questions" periodic postings are divided into 6 parts plus an index. Requests for inclusion, correction or update can be made by posting a public message or follow-up to this FAQ. The current release of these FAQs can be fetched by anonymous FTP from rtfm.mit.edu (or its mirror sites) under directories: /pub/usenet/news.answers/thai /pub/usenet/soc.answers/thai /pub/usenet/soc.culture.thai The current copy of the FAQs can be viewed by appropriate tools at the URLs http://www.nectec.or.th/soc.culture.thai/index.html ftp://ftp.nectec.or.th/soc.culture.thai TABLE OF CONTENTS FIGURES FAQ Numerical data for Thailand * Demography F.1) Census * Economic indicators F.2) Thailand's key economic indicators F.3) Thailand Development Research Institute's economic forecast (new) F.4) Selected exports ---------------------------------------------------------------------- NUMERICAL DATA FOR THAILAND This part describes numbers related to Thailand. List of additional sources for economic information of Thailand is available for anonymous FTP from ftp.nectec.or.th as the file sources.txt in directory /soc.culture.thai/SCTinfo/econ-stats. This list is maintained by Peter Beal (pbeal@mozart.inet.co.th). ------------------------------ Subject: F.1) Census On July 1 1993, Thailand had: ('000) 1) Total population 58,120 2) Gender distribution Male 29,043 Female 29,077 3) Urban population 17,855 4) Rural population 40,265 5) Geographical distribution North 9,445 Northeast 19,592 South 7,108 Central/East (excl. Bangkok Metro) 14,518 Bangkok Metro 7,457 6) Age distribution less than 15 16,738 15 thru 59 37,139 60 and above 4,243 6 thru 21 19,435 20 and above 35,343 Female 14 thru 44 15,004 7) Crude birth rate (per 1000) 17.4 8) Crude death rate (per 1000) 5.9 9) Natural increase rate of population (%) 1.15 10) Infant mortality (per 1000) 35.5 11) Life expectancy at birth Male 66.4 Female 71.8 12) Life expectancy at age 60 Male 17.9 Female 21.2 13) Average children/woman 2.2 14) Birth control (%) 75.0 15) Estimated population in B.E.2555 (2012 A.D.) 71,310 Source: Journal of Population, Institute of Population and Social Research, Mahidol University. October 1993. ------------------------------ Subject: F.2) Thailand's key economic indicators A document containing key economic indicators, the Bangkok Post Mid-Year Economic Review 1995, is now available in electronic form from NECTEC information servers at the URL: http://www.nectec.or.th/bureaux/bkkpost/95econ/ Due to great length of the publication, it is not practical to include it into this document. Those who cannot retrieve the information via WWW but wish to receive the information may contact the FAQ maintainer by email. The 1994 publications are still available only on the Web at: http://www.nectec.or.th/bureaux/bkkpost/94yearend/ http://www.nectec.or.th/bureaux/bkkpost/94econ/ ------------------------------ Subject: F.3) Thailand Development Research Institute's economic forecast 1994 1995 1996 Economic Growth (Real GDP %) Agriculture 3.2 1.9 2.7 Industries 10.9 10.7 9.9 Services 8.1 8.9 8.6 Total 8.7 8.9 8.6 Inflation Rate (CPI %) 5.1 5.5 4.8 Total Investment Quantity (% Increase) 9.9 13.8 12.1 Merchandise Export Value (Billion Baht) 1,118.0 1,364.8 1,615.8 Value (% Increase) 21.3 22.1 18.4 Merchandise Import Value (Billion Baht) 1,344.8 1,689.2 1,984.7 Value (% Increase) 17.6 25.6 17.5 Trade Balance Value (Billion Baht) -226.8 -324.3 -368.9 Value (% Increase) -6.3 -7.9 -7.9 Income From Tourism Value (Billion Baht) 145.2 170.8 190.0 Value (% Increase) 11.2 17.7 11.2 Current Account Balance Value (Billion Baht) -211.6 -312.9 -357.3 Value (% Increase) -5.9 -7.7 -7.6 Note: Data for 1994 are from NESDB and the Bank of Thailand ------------------------------ Subject: F.4) Selected exports Federation of Thai Industries SELECTED THAI EXPORTS, 1994-1996 (in billion of baht, except cement and chemicals) 1994 1995 1996E Export %change Export %change Export %change Food . . . . . . . . . 274.95 -- 321.04 16.8 334.02 4.0 Appliances/ Electronics. . . . . 235.36 -- 265.00 12.6 320.85 21.1 Textiles . . . . . . . 149.84 15.8 166.60 11.2 189.95 14.0 Garments . . . . . . . 104.80 12.3 116.50 11.1 132.35 13.6 Rubber -Para . . . . . 41.82 43.3 63.50 51.8 65.00 2.4 -products . . . 13.00 13.6 19.86 52.7 23.74 19.6 Shoes & parts. . . . . 39.26 40.5 46.50 18.4 53.30 14.6 Plastic products . . . 26.06 -29.1 35.00 34.3 43.00 22.9 Air conditioner parts. 13.49 62.1 20.00 48.2 27.00 35.0 Steel & iron . . . . . 13.16 28.4 17.06 29.7 21.50 26.0 Ceramic products . . . 7.44 16.5 8.35 12.2 9.35 12.0 Wood products. . . . . 6.98 17.3 7.85 12.5 9.00 14.7 Automobiles. . . . . . 6.30 -- 8.95 42.0 NA NA Cements* -Clinker* . . . . . 1,744.00 21.3 2,000.40 14.7 2,000.00 -0.02 -Grey cement* . . . . 680.00 22.3 813.00 19.6 900.00 10.7 -White cement*. . . . 21.63 27.2 26.00 20.2 62.00 138.5 Chemicals* . . . . . . 1.70 -- 1.34 -21.3 NA NA TOTAL . . . . . . . . 1,100.00 -- 1,360.00 23.6 1,660.00 22.1 * Units for cement and chemicals in thousands of tons. Source: Federation of Thai Industries (printed in Bangkok Post, December 21,1995) ============================================================================== Acknowledgements Thanks for contributions from: Hugh Thaweesak Koanantakool (htk@nectec.or.th) for F.4; Tony Waltham (tonyw@mozart.inet.co.th) for F.2; Trin Tantsetthi (trin@nectec.or.th) for F.1 and F.3.