Thailand to post GDP growth of 3.2% in 2022 and 4.5% in 2023 (Fitch)

Thailand’s economic recovery is strengthening, although rising inflationary pressures and slower global growth pose risks to the near-term rebound, according to Fitch Ratings’ analysts at its 2022 Thailand Sovereign and Bank Outlook Webinar.

Thailand’s Fastest-Growing Industries as the Nation Makes a Comeback

Tourism is being enabled greatly by foreign tourists being given a quarantine waiver, with an anticipated 5.5 million people set to visit the country this year. It’s an increase on the initial forecast, but still short of 2019’s 40 million foreign tourists.

Thailand’s durian producers chase sweet smell of success

While durian’s flavor and creamy texture has made it very popular throughout Southeast Asia and China, its strong odor also has gained it many detractors, and many hotels in Thailand ban durians because of its notorious smell.

Parts Shortages hit Thai auto manufacturing, sales and exports

Production, local sales, and export of cars and motorcycles decreased by 31.79% in April compared to March, due to a shortage of parts that caused manufacturers to delay production.

Thai Exports miss forecast over Ukraine war, China lockdown

Exports – a key driver of Thai growth – increased 9.9% in April from a year earlier, missing a forecast 14.6% rise in a Reuters poll, and against March’s 19.5% jump.

Vietnam, China and Thailand are Cambodia’s top three export destinations

Cambodia’s total export to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) member countries amounted to $1.95 billion in the first quarter of 2022, up 11 percent from $1.75 billion  over the same period last year, a Ministry of Commerce’s data showed on Thursday.

Thailand, Pakistan, Vietnam among most vulnerable countries to energy shock

Morocco, Thailand, Vietnam and Pakistan are some of the most-affected larger economies, based on energy import and gross domestic product data from the United Nations.

Global merchandise trade exceeds pre-COVID-19 level

Global merchandise trade exceeds pre-COVID-19 level, but services recovery falls short. UNCTAD nowcasts show that trade in services has not yet reached its pre-pandemic level, while merchandise trade is projected to have surpassed it by 15%.