Thailand Autos Report

Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the automotive industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, Industry Forecasts, BMI's Autos Risk Reward Index, Economic Forecasts, Company Profiles and Global, Regional and Country Industry Overviews.

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Thailand Autos Report
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BMI View: In 2017, we forecast a 2.8% expansion in vehicle sales in Thailand, marking a recovery after four years of decline , supported by an uptick in economic growth and rise in private consumption.

Passenger Car And Light Commercial Vehicle Sales
f = BMI forecast. Source: The Federation of Thai Industries, BMI

Key Views

  • Vehicle sales will grow 2.8% in 2017.

  • The main driver of the recovery in the Thai vehicle market will be an uptick in economic growth.

  • Growth in private consumption will be supported by weak inflationary pressures and a stable interest rate environment. Consumer deleveraging will pose a downside risk to auto loan demand, constraining sales of vehicle made on credit. Rising investment and the construction of large-scale public infrastructure projects will drive growth an expansion of 3.2% in commercial vehicle sales in 2017.

BMI Industry View
Industry Forecast
Table: Autos Total Market - Historical Data And Forecasts (Thailand 2014-2020)
Structural Trends
Table: Thailand's Eco-Car Scheme
Passenger Cars
Table: Passenger Car Market - Historical Data And Forecasts (Thailand 2014-2020)
Key Players
Table: Top 10 Passenger Vehicle Sales, 2015
Table: SUV Sales, 2015
Commercial Vehicles
Table: Commercial Vehicle Market - Historical Data And Forecasts (Thailand 2014-2020)
Key Players
Table: Top 10 Commercial Vehicle Sales 2015
Table: One-Tonne Pick-Up Sales, 2015
Table: Motorcycle Market - Historical Data And Forecasts (Thailand 2014-2020)
Industry Risk/Reward Index
South East Asia Shines
'Make In India' Supports Ranking
Vietnam Still Most Likely Frontier Mover
Company Profile
Honda Motor
Ford Motor
Regional Overview
Table: Asia Autos Production Investment
Incentives Powering Chinese Investment
Making In India Is Increasing Localised
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Thailand 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Thailand 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Thailand 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Thailand 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Thailand 1990-2025)
Industry Forecasts
Sector-Specific Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Automotive Risk/Reward Index Indicators And Weighting Of Indicators

The Thailand Autos Report features the latest data and forecasts covering production, sales, imports and exports.

BMI Research's Thailand Autos Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, auto associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the automotives market in Thailand.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent automotives industry forecasts on Thailand to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Thai automotives market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Thai automotives sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Thailand.
  • Assess the activities and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Competitive Landscape Analysis.


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering production, sales and the introduction of new technology or products.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the autos sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series and forecasts to end- 2019 for all key industry indicators (see list below), supported by explicit assumptions plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast, including:

Sales and production of motorcycles in units; total production of units; production by vehicle type (including cars, commercial vehicles, trucks and buses); total vehicle fleet size in units; sales by vehicle type, including passenger cars and commercial vehicles; fleet size by vehicle type, including passenger car, commercial vehicles and motorcycles; total vehicle trade balance in units; vehicle trade balance by vehicle type, including passenger car, commercial vehicle and motorcycle; car ownership measured as car density per 1,000 people.

BMI’s Autos Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Index provides investors (manufacturers, suppliers and dealers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points. These provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each indices explained.

BMI Economic Forecasts

BMI forecasts to end-2019 for all headline macroeconomic indicators, including real GDP growth, inflation, fiscal balance, trade balance, current account and external debt.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company  developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Global, Regional and Country Industry Overviews

In-depth analysis of the major global and regional developments in the market, which can be linked with the country industry overview, providing cross-country  investment, product and financing trends that will affect each market, supported by BMI’s global and regional industry forecasts.


The Autos reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as manufacturing associations, statistical bureaus, government transport ministries, national chambers of commerce and industry, national statistical offices, government ministries and central banks and multinational companies.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.