Thailand also has a strong industrial sector (381 per cent of gdp) and a robust and growing services sector (257 per cent of gdp) centred on the tourism and financial services industries though traditionally an agrarian society and historically one of the world’s few net food exporters, the agricultural sector today accounts for approximately 83 per cent of the country’s gdp. The economist group © the economist intelligence unit limited all rights reserved.
According to the unhcr’s figures, thailand hosted 72,900 registered refugees and 51,500 ‘people in refugee-like situations’ from burma in january 2015 (unhcr, 2015a) according to tbc figures from august 2016, a total of 103,762 refugees reside in ten refugee camps along the thailand-burma border (tbc, august, 2016.
Thailand, a country located in southeast asia, is bordered by myanmar to the north and northwest, lao pdr and cambodia to the east, malaysia and the gulf of thailand to the south, and the andaman sea to the southwest a unified thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Thailand’s economy grew at an average annual rate of 75% in the boom years of 1960 to 1996 and 5% following the asian financial crisis during 1999-2005, creating millions of jobs that helped pull millions of people out of poverty.
A short history of thailand by tim lambert ancient thailand the earliest inhabitants of what is now thailand were hunter-gatherers however about 4,000 bc they began farming they grew rice at first the farmers used stone tools but about 3,000 bc bronze was discovered from about 500 bc the people of what is now thailand used iron.
Thailand is a constitutional monarchy maha vajiralongkorn, the 10th thai monarch of the chakri dynasty, was proclaimed king in december 2016 he succeeded former king bhumibol adulyadej, the world's longest reigning monarch, who died on 13 october 2016 he has been active in the military.
Thailand can best be described as tropical and humid for the majority of the country during most of the year the area of thailand north of bangkok has a climate determined by three seasons whilst the southern peninsular region of thailand has only two in northern thailand the seasons are clearly defined. Thailand economic outlook august 21, 2018 economic growth in q2 moderated from the multi-year high in q1, driven by slower government consumption growth and a weaker contribution from inventories.