Thailand: In-depth PESTLE Insights

This PESTLE country analysis report on Thailand provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis.


– Understand the political system in Thailand through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.

– Understand the economic situation in Thailand through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues.

– Understand customer demographics in Thailand through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.

– Understand the technological landscape in Thailand through analysis of relevant laws and policies, as well as patents data.

– Understand the legal landscape in Thailand through analysis of the judicial system as well as performance of the legal indicators

– Understand the environmental landscape in Thailand through analysis of the environmental regulations and the performance of the environmental indicators


– The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Thailand, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators.

– The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of Thailand 's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment."

– The social landscape section analyzes the government's social welfare policies, as well as the country's performance in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education.

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- What is the outlook in Thailand in terms of political stability, policies towards business, and the popularity of the government?

- How does Thailand perform in terms of GDP growth, its fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, and employment?

- How does Thailand perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?

- How does Thailand perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like IT, life sciences, and R&D expenditure trends?

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1.1. Catalyst

1.2. Summary

1.2.1. Key findings

1.2.2. PESTLE highlights

1.2.3. Key fundamentals


2.1. Key facts

2.2. Geographical location


3.1. Summary

3.2. Political analysis

3.2.1. Overview

3.2.2. Current strengths

3.2.3. Current challenges

3.2.4. Future prospects

3.2.5. Future risks

3.3. Economic Analysis

3.3.1. Overview

3.3.2. Current strengths

3.3.3. Current challenges

3.3.4. Future prospects

3.3.5. Future risks

3.4. Social analysis

3.4.1. Overview

3.4.2. Current strengths

3.4.3. Current challenges

3.4.4. Future prospects

3.4.5. Future risks

3.5. Technological analysis

3.5.1. Overview

3.5.2. Current strengths

3.5.3. Current challenges

3.5.4. Future prospects

3.5.5. Future risks

3.6. Legal analysis

3.6.1. Overview

3.6.2. Current strengths

3.6.3. Current challenges

3.6.4. Future prospects

3.6.5. Future risks

3.7. Environmental analysis

3.7.1. Overview

3.7.2. Current strengths

3.7.3. Current challenges

3.7.4. Future prospects

3.7.5. Future risks


4.1. Summary

4.2. Evolution

4.3. Structure and policies

4.3.1. Key political figures

4.3.2. Structure of government

4.3.3. Composition of government

4.3.4. Key policies

4.4. Performance

4.4.1. Governance indicators

4.5. Outlook


5.1. Summary

5.2. Evolution

5.2.1. 1923-1999

5.2.2. 1999 onwards

5.3. Structure and policies

5.3.1. Financial authorities and regulators

5.3.2. Key policies

5.4. Performance

5.4.1. GDP and growth rate

5.4.2. Fiscal situation

5.4.3. International investment position

5.4.4. Credit rating

5.4.5. Monetary situation

5.4.6. Employment

5.5. Outlook


6.1. Summary

6.2. Evolution

6.3. Structure and policies

6.3.1. Demographic composition

6.3.2. Education

6.3.3. Healthcare

6.3.4. Social welfare

6.4. Performance

6.4.1. Healthcare

6.4.2. Education

6.5. Outlook


7.1. Summary

7.2. Evolution

7.3. Structure and policies

7.3.1. Research and development

7.3.2. Intellectual property

7.3.3. Telecommunications

7.4. Performance

7.4.1. Research and development

7.4.2. Patents

7.4.3. Telecommunications and internet

7.5. Outlook


8.1. Summary

8.2. Evolution

8.3. Structure and policies

8.3.1. Judicial system

8.3.2. Tax regulations

8.4. Performance

8.4.1. Effectiveness of the legal system

8.5. Outlook


9.1. Summary

9.2. Evolution

9.3. Structure and policies

9.3.1. Environmental regulations

9.4. Performance

9.4.1. Environmental impact

9.5. Outlook


10.1. ISO codes of selected countries

10.2. Ask the analyst

10.3. Disclaimer

List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: Thailand – Key Fundamentals, 2016-2023f

Table 2: Thailand – Key Facts, 2019

Table 3: Analysis of Thailand’s Political Landscape

Table 4: Analysis of Thailand’s Economic Landscape

Table 5: Analysis of Thailand’s Social Landscape

Table 6: Analysis of Thailand’s Technological Landscape

Table 7: Analysis of Thailand’s Legal Landscape

Table 8: Analysis of Thailand’s Environmental Landscape

Table 9: Mid-Year Population by Age (as a Percentage of the Total Population), 2018

Table 10: Patents Granted by the USPTO, 2013-2018

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Map of Thailand

Figure 2: External Debt in Thailand (US$ Billion), 2005-2018

Figure 3: Loans from Financial Corporations to Households as a Percentage of GDP, 2003-2018

Figure 4: Life Expectancy at Birth, 2001-2023

Figure 5: Old-age Dependency Ratio (%), 2000-2100

Figure 6: Patents Issued by USPTO to Thailand, 2014-2018

Figure 7: Thailand – Key Political Events

Figure 8: Thailand – Key Political Figures

Figure 9: Thailand’s Historical GDP Growth, 2007-2018

Figure 10: Nominal GDP and Real GDP Growth Rate in Thailand (US$ Billion/%), 2013-2023f

Figure 11: GDP Composition by Sectors (%), 2018

Figure 12: Agricultural Output of Thailand (THB Trillion/%), 2013-2018

Figure 13: Industrial Output of Thailand (THB Trillion/%), 2013-2018

Figure 14: Services Output of Thailand (THB Trillion/%), 2013-2018

Figure 15: Thailand’s External Trade (US$ Billion), 2014-2018

Figure 16: Thailand’s Consumer Price Index and CPI-based Inflation, 2013-2023f

Figure 17: Unemployment in Thailand (Millions/%), 2013-2023f

Figure 18: Thailand’s Composition by Religion

Figure 19: Total Expenditure on Healthcare in Thailand (US$ Billion/%), 2008-2017

Figure 20: Public Education Expenditure in Thailand (US$ Billion/%), 2007-2016

Figure 21: Expenditure on R&D in Thailand (US$ Billion/% of GDP), 2008-2017

Figure 22: Internet Users and Penetration (Millions/%), 2013-2018e

Figure 23: Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Thailand (Million Tonnes/%), 2013-2018e


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