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.

Sanctions against Russia should not derail Thailand’s economic recovery says BoT

The effects of sanctions against Russia should not derail the overall economic recovery path said the Bank of Thailand in its latest issue of the minutes of the Monetary Policy Committee Meeting.

Omicron key risk to Thailand’s economic recovery

The Omicron outbreak could have more widespread, severe, and prolonged effects than the baseline projection, depending on the severity of the situation and the strictness of containment measures.

Thailand’s Economic Recovery Delayed By Covid-19 Outbreak

the rise in Covid-19 cases will likely deter tourist arrivals through Q221 and potentially delay plans to allow tourists into Phuket from July, with Thailand having only fully vaccinated 1.0% of its population as of May 13.

Finance Ministry Reduces 2021 Growth Forecast to 2.3%

Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) Director-General Kulaya Tantitemit said the ministry slashed its forecast for the number of foreign tourists to only 2 million this year from 5 million it had predicted three months ago.

Thai economy to grow 4% in 2021 following 6.5% decline in 2020

The World Bank is now expecting the Thai economy to see 4% growth this year, and a 4.7% growth in 2022, despite current challenges from the new wave of COVID-19 infections.

Kasikorn Research expects Thailand’s GDP to grow 2.6% in 2021

The Thai economy has been showing signs of recovery, thanks to the government’s many stimulus measures and Kasikorn Research Center has predicted that the 2021 GDP will grow 2.6% next year.

IMF inches up Thailand’s GDP forecast from -7.7% to -7.1%

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) has revised up Thailand’s economic outlook to a 7.1 percent contraction, from a 7.7 percent decline, due to the government’s measures to support the business sector.