Thailand Direct Investment Abroad

2005 - 2021 | Quarterly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Thailand Direct Investment Abroad

  • Thailand Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 7.1 USD bn in Dec 2021, compared with a growth of 3.9 USD bn in the previous quarter.
  • Thailand Direct Investment Abroad: USD mn data is updated quarterly.
  • It is available from Mar 2005 to Dec 2021 and averaged 2.2 USD bn throughout the period.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 7.1 USD bn in Dec 2021 and a record low of -2.3 USD bn in Mar 2014.

The Bank of Thailand provides quarterly Direct Investment Abroad in USD.


Key information about Thailand Direct Investment Abroad

  • In the latest reports of Thailand, Current Account recorded a surplus of 1.2 USD bn in Mar 2022.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 4.6 USD bn in Dec 2021.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 130.9 USD bn in Dec 2020.

View Thailand's Direct Investment Abroad from Mar 2005 to Dec 2021 in the chart:

Thailand Direct Investment Abroad

What was Thailand's Direct Investment Abroad in Dec 2021?

Thailand Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 7.1 USD bn in Dec 2021, compared with a growth of 3.9 USD bn in the previous quarter. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
7,093.6 Dec 2021 3,864.9 Sep 2021 -2,304.3 Mar 2014 7,093.6 Dec 2021 USD mn quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) 13.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2004 - Dec 2021
Algeria (USD mn) 15.5 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Argentina (USD mn) 340.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1992 - Dec 2021
Armenia (USD mn) 8.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Australia (USD mn) 7,158.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 1959 - Dec 2021
Austria (USD mn) 8,147.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1970 - Dec 2021
Azerbaijan (USD mn) -55.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Bahrain (USD mn) 64.3 2021 yearly 1975 - 2021
Bangladesh (USD mn) 36.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2021
Belarus (USD mn) -64.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Belgium (USD mn) 2,781.2 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Dec 2021
Bolivia (USD mn) 32.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) -7.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Botswana (USD mn) 16.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
Brazil (USD mn) 2,488.6 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Feb 2022
Brunei (USD mn) 504.0 2018 yearly 1970 - 2018
Bulgaria (USD mn) 23.6 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2007 - Feb 2022
Cambodia (USD mn) 29.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2021
Canada (USD mn) 49,633.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1957 - Dec 2021
Chile (USD mn) 599.1 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
China (USD mn) 42,000.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Colombia (USD mn) 1,080.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Croatia (USD mn) -242.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Cyprus (USD mn) -5,559.9 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Sep 2021
Czech Republic (USD mn) 791.1 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Mar 2022
Denmark (USD mn) 1,844.4 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2022
Egypt (USD mn) 94.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Estonia (USD mn) -2,234.3 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2022
European Union (USD mn) 36,064.3 Feb 2022 monthly Apr 1999 - Feb 2022
Finland (USD mn) 117.9 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Mar 2022
France (USD mn) 7,117.2 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Mar 2022
Georgia (USD mn) 96.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Germany (USD mn) 986.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1971 - Mar 2022
Ghana (USD mn) 0.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Greece (USD mn) 35.6 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 17,280.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Hungary (USD mn) 4,854.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 1992 - Dec 2021
Iceland (USD mn) 40.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
India (USD mn) 3,702.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Indonesia (USD mn) 1,155.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
Iran (USD mn) 156.0 2018 yearly 1997 - 2018
Ireland (USD mn) 46,868.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
Israel (USD mn) 2,723.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Italy (USD mn) 4,230.0 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Feb 2022
Japan (USD mn) 6,399.9 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Mar 2022
Jordan (USD mn) 3.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2021
Kazakhstan (USD mn) -139.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2022
Kenya (USD mn) 203.9 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
South Korea (USD mn) 9,112.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Mar 2022
Kosovo (USD mn) 21.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Dec 2021
Kuwait (USD mn) 2,366.0 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) 0.2 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Latvia (USD mn) -395.6 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2022
Lebanon (USD mn) 7.3 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2021
Lithuania (USD mn) 92.5 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Feb 2022
Luxembourg (USD mn) -26,401.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) 1,728.4 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
North Macedonia (USD mn) -241.2 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Dec 2021
Malawi (USD mn) 18.7 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Malaysia (USD mn) -2,164.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Malta (USD mn) -1,669.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Mauritius (USD mn) 2,113.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Mexico (USD mn) -3,085.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Moldova (USD mn) 16.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Dec 2021
Mongolia (USD mn) 5.6 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2009 - Mar 2022
Montenegro (USD mn) 6.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Morocco (USD mn) 175.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2021
Mozambique (USD mn) -11.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Netherlands (USD mn) -105,936.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2003 - Dec 2021
New Zealand (USD mn) 274.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2021
Nigeria (USD mn) 822.3 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
Norway (USD mn) 2,666.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Oman (USD mn) 535.8 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Pakistan (USD mn) 20.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2021
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -3.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2021
Panama (USD mn) 27.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
Peru (USD mn) -670.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Philippines (USD mn) 502.5 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Dec 2021
Poland (USD mn) 2,192.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Mar 2022
Portugal (USD mn) 257.8 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Feb 2022
Qatar (USD mn) 939.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2021
Romania (USD mn) 131.6 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Feb 2022
Russia (USD mn) 27,106.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 4,808.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Serbia (USD mn) 20.5 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2013 - Feb 2022
Singapore (USD mn) 14,953.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Slovakia (USD mn) 447.5 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Feb 2022
Slovenia (USD mn) 186.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
South Africa (USD mn) 683.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2021
Spain (USD mn) 4,600.9 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Feb 2022
Sri Lanka (USD mn) 4.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
Sudan (USD mn) 0.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2021
Sweden (USD mn) 10,856.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1982 - Dec 2021
Switzerland (USD mn) -8,628.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Taiwan (USD mn) 2,539.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1981 - Dec 2021
Thailand (USD mn) 7,093.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Turkey (USD mn) 444.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1992 - Mar 2022
Ukraine (USD mn) 0.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Mar 2022
United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 18,924.4 2020 yearly 1980 - 2020
United Kingdom (USD mn) 30,159.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1987 - Dec 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) 0.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2022
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -1,736.649 Mar 2022 monthly Oct 2001 - Mar 2022
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 67,496.915 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 13.5 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 265,019.4 Mar 2022 monthly Oct 1997 - Mar 2022
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 53.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1997 - Mar 2022
Forecast: Government Expenditure (THB bn) 5,196.108 2027 yearly 1995 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (THB bn) 12,977.980 2027 yearly 1996 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (THB bn) 4,417.202 2027 yearly 1995 - 2027
Govt Revenue: Gross: Revenue Dept: Value Added Tax (THB mn) 68,616.81 Jun 2018 monthly Oct 1989 - Jun 2018
Govt Revenue: Gross: Excise Dept (THB mn) 47,541.47 Jun 2018 monthly Oct 1989 - Jun 2018
Total Public Debt as % of GDP (%) 60.640 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Mar 2022
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.381 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 1,459.1 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Mar 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 28,859.6 Mar 2022 monthly Oct 1990 - Mar 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 28.7 Mar 2022 monthly Oct 1991 - Mar 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 906,263.336 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 473,140.446 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 158,255.608 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 27,400.6 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Mar 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 26.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1992 - Mar 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 1,827,086.391 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 993,571.482 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 4,459.379 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1971 - Mar 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 1,363.244 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1971 - Mar 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 3,207.768 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1978 - Mar 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 5,653.601 Mar 2022 monthly Apr 1974 - Mar 2022
MoC: Exports: Custom Basis (THB mn) 922,313.302 Mar 2022 monthly Oct 1990 - Mar 2022
MoC: Trade Balance: Custom Basis (THB mn) 34,960.106 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Mar 2022
MoC: Imports: Custom Basis (THB mn) 887,353.196 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Mar 2022
Exports: Mfg: Electronics: Computer Parts (THB mn) 58,184.910 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Dec 2021
Exports: Mfg: Machinery & Equipment (THB mn) 65,054.790 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Dec 2021
Exports: Agriculture: Rubber (THB mn) 16,820.770 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Dec 2021
Exports: Agriculture: Rice (THB mn) 12,522.650 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Dec 2021
Exports: Mfg: Automotive (THB mn) 128,902.070 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Dec 2021
Imports: Others: Non-Monetary Gold (THB mn) 38,118.000 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Dec 2021
Imports: Consumer Goods: ND: Animal and Fishery (THB mn) 11,411.360 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Dec 2021
Imports: Capital Goods: Machinery and Equipment (ME) (THB mn) 148,385.460 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Dec 2021
Imports: RM: Non-Agro: Base Metal Materials (THB mn) 78,500.930 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Dec 2021
Imports: RM: Non-Agro: Electronic Parts (THB mn) 102,308.670 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Dec 2021
Imports Volume: Liquefied Natural Gas (Cub ft mn) 41,470.320 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2017 - Mar 2022
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 7,093.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 1,244.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1985 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -1.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) -517.0 Jul 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Jul 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 2.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 4,628.360 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 3.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 506.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 4,121.890 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Dec 2021
External Debt (USD mn) 197,742.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 38.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 74,214.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 14.7 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 22.526 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 49,573.900 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BOP: USD: Current Account Balance (USD mn) 1,244.850 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Mar 2022
Private Investment Index (PII): Seasonally Adjusted (SA) (2010=100) 139.20 Jun 2018 monthly Jan 2010 - Jun 2018
FDI: Financial & Insurance Activities (THB mn) -16,928.800 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI): Agr, Forestry & Fishing (THB mn) 143.990 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
FDI: Construction (THB mn) -761.050 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
FDI: Mining & Quarrying (THB mn) -6,581.910 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
FDI: Manufacturing (THB mn) 72,869.560 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 3.0 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2019
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 90.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2021
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 15,923.672 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2021
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 88,581.810 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 1975 - Mar 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 738,410.643 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Mar 2022
M2 Growth (%) 6.3 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 1.0 Apr 2022 monthly Sep 1997 - Apr 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 206,993.7 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Apr 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 8.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Mar 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 14,887.130 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1956 - Apr 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 506,145.099 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 6.4 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 2001 - Mar 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 744,569.7 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 8.7 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Mar 2022
Debt Service Ratio: Private Non-Financial Sector (%) 14.500 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2021
Credit to Households (USD bn) 427.363 Sep 2021 quarterly Dec 1991 - Sep 2021
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 846.565 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1957 - Sep 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 437,477.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 527,547.925 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2007 - Mar 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 5.98 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Mar 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 168.99 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
MA: Narrow Money (NM) (THB mn) 2,946,231.000 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Mar 2022
Monetary Aggregates (MA): Broad Money (THB mn) 24,559,538.000 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Mar 2022
MA: Quasi Money (THB mn) 21,613,307.000 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Mar 2022
Credit: Outs: CB: Individuals (THB mn) 6,283,113.000 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Mar 2022
Credit: Outs: CB: Businesses (THB mn) 6,916,515.000 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Mar 2022
Deposit: Outs: CB: Individuals (THB mn) 8,773,131.000 Mar 2022 monthly Oct 2003 - Mar 2022
Deposit: Outs: CB: Businesses (THB mn) 5,124,012.000 Mar 2022 monthly Oct 2003 - Mar 2022
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Global Competitiveness Index (Score) 68.112 2019 yearly 2017 - 2019
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) 4.4 Apr 2022 monthly Feb 2000 - Apr 2022
Leading Economic Index (LEI): BOT: Seasonally Adjusted (2000=100) 150.37 Jun 2018 monthly Jan 1993 - Jun 2018

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