Mainly known for tourism (it was the most visited country in 2013 in Southeast Asian), Thailand is also the biggest rice exporter in the world and it has one of the highest literacy rates in the region.

Perhaps because its small and medium enterprises tradition. Perhaps because the middle class is growing. Perhaps because the return of those who left to study or work abroad. Perhaps because Bangkok is the city with the largest number of accounts in Facebook. Or perhaps because all of these together, the digital transformation in Thailand has accelerated in the last two years

Million inhabitants (2015 est.)


GDP growth (2015)


Internet penetration (Ene 2016)


Mobile penetration (2015)

Bandera de Tailandia


Area: 513,120 km2

GDP per capita (PPA): $5,938 (Abr 2016)

Inflation: 1.9% (2013 est.)

Unemployment: 0.7% (2013 est.)

HDI: 0,726 - 93º position (2014)

Doing Business Ranking 2015: 26 / 189

Social Media Active users: 38 millions (2016)

Top Social Media Platforms: Facebook (32%), Google+ (22%), Instagram (19%) & Twitter (14%) - (We Are Social report 2016)

Top Messaging Apps: Line (29%), Facebook Messenger (28%) & Whatsapp (11%) - (We Are Social report 2016)

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