Thailand and Africa


Thai-African Relations

Thai-African Relations

Thailand-Africa Trade Value: $12,401 million (USD) (2012)
Thailand export value $8,277 million (USD)
Thailand import value $4,124 million (USD)

Major Export Products from Thailand: rice, auto part and accessories, processed and canned seafood, petroleum products, radio and television receivers and parts, rubber products, plastic granules, iron, steel and steel products, sugar, chemical products, crude oil, gems & jewelry, silver and gold bars, other metals, and scrap metal products

Major Import Products from Africa: petroleum products, machinery and parts, yarn and fiber, woodchips and paper, iron, steel and steel products

Thai Investment in Africa: Several leading Thai companies have started investing in Africa such as CPF, Italthai, and entrepreneur in other services, particularly the hospitality and tourism sector.

Tourism: 179,736 Sub-Saharan Africans travelled to Thailand for tourism purposes (2011)

Thais in Africa: about 6,500-8,000 Thais (2012)

Thailand Diplomatic Missions in Africa: The Royal Thai Embassy in Pretoria, Dakar, Abuja, Nairobi, Tripoli, Rabat, Cairo, and the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Antananarivo

African Diplomatic Missions in Thailand: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, The Embassy of the Republic of Kenya, The Embassy of the Republic of South Africa, The Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt and 24 other Honorary Consulates

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Source: Africa Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand