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Thailand economic monitor : April 2011 (Thai)

The pace of economic activity is gradually returning to pre-crisis levels. After a roller-coaster of sharp drops, vigorous rebounds and mild contractions, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was up 4.8 percent in the last quarter of 2010 on a seasonally-adjusted annualized (SAAR) basis, closer to pre-crisis, normal levels. For 2010 as a whole, GDP expanded by 7.8 percent from 2009. Growth was broad-based, with significant contributions from external and domestic demands. Thailand's economy is one of the most energy intensive in the region because of the large (and growing) share of energy-intensive manufacturing in the economy and high proportion of cargo transported by trucks. Thailand can reduce its vulnerability to oil price shocks by raising fuel standards, improving tax incentives for conservation and relying more on rail for cargo transport.

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  • Author

    Burgard,Anthony Dean, Gil Sander,Frederico

  • Document Date

    2011/04/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    61232

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Thailand,

  • Region

    East Asia and Pacific,

  • Disclosure Date

    2011/06/07

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Thailand economic monitor : April 2011

  • Keywords

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Burgard,Anthony Dean Gil Sander,Frederico

Thailand economic monitor : April 2011 (Thai). Thailand economic monitor Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/164911468116344500/Thailand-economic-monitor-April-2011