Thailand’s Growth disappoints despite boost from reopening
A breakdown of GDP showed that growth was uneven. Encouragingly, the recovery in household spending gained further traction, rising 6.9% y/y (1.7% q/q) following a more substantive easing in domestic and border restrictions.
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 Cuts 2022 GDP Outlook to 3.5% Over Russia-Ukraine War
The tourism-dependent country is on track to receive 6.1 million foreign visitors this year, but below the 7 million projected earlier due partly to the impact of China’s travel restrictions and the Ukraine conflict on Russian tourist numbers.
Thailand could Earn $3.4 Billion with Digital and Circular Economy says World Bank
The financial institution said in a statement that Thailand, a $544 billion economy before the pandemic hit, needs an innovation-led growth model. It added that the Kingdom needs to address existing foreign investment constraints in order to create better jobs and become a high-income nation.