Chart, exports : category of goods, % of change and values

Let’s continue our review of data for exports in february (source Bank of Thailand table EC_XT_008)

After total value, exports per country of destination, here are figures per category of goods.


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The negative evolution is very clear since the “Peak Exports” (july 2008) : everything is going down, and the pace is increasing.

In january 2009, the value of the group “Electrical appliances” for instance went down 34 % compared to january 2008… at 50,98 billions THB (78,17 billions one year before).

2 Responses to “Chart, exports : category of goods, % of change and values”

  1. 1 Gloomy Observer 6 March 2009 at 2:14 am

    Agree those figures are grim, but are all the y/y data correct? Some of the drops looks even larger than the ones you have there. For example, the second category has dropped fro 132K to 64K – over 50% y/y!

  2. 2 ThaiCrisis 6 March 2009 at 4:43 am

    The % are calculated year on year indeed.

    The 132 you see (for the category “minerals…” in july 2008) means that in july 2008 value for this category increased by 132 % compared to july 2007 (normal… it was the oil price explosion, Thailand is an exporter of oil).

    So we have only % in this chart (excepted the last column, where I put the values in billions THB for january 2009 so readers can estimate the importance of each category of goods, relative to the total).

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