Thailand Country profile


January 2020

Thailand outperforms most of emerging and developing Asia on measures of creditworthiness, business climate and per capita incomes. But GDP growth lags. Lingering political risk and longer-term structural challenges related to an ageing society and labour skills shortages weigh on Thailand’s growth potential relative to emerging Asian peers.

This chart is a cobweb diagram showing how a country measures up on four important dimensions of economic performance—per capita income, annual GDP growth, business climate and creditworthiness. Per capita income is in current US dollars between 2020 and 2024 as provided by the IMF. Annual GDP growth is the five-year average between 2020 and 2024. Business climate is measured by the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking of 190 countries. Creditworthiness attempts to measure a country's ability to honour its external debt obligations and is measured by its OECD country credit risk rating. The chart shows not only how a country performs on the four dimensions, but how it measures up against other comparable countries.