Thailand Construction Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Thailand 2017

An important engine of growth for Thailand, the construction sector is acting as a hedge as many other sectors face challenges in the form of global economic weakness and tepid consumer demand. Together with tourism and, to an extent, finance, construction is keeping the slowdown from becoming too severe. The Thai real estate market is decidedly split. In general, buyers are increasingly...

Despite considerable geopolitical volatility, Thailand’s economy remains well diversified, stable and poised for expansion in 2017.

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How do you assess the current disparity between the high-, medium- and low-end residential markets in terms of demand and pricing?

 

An important engine of growth for Thailand, the construction sector is acting as a hedge as many other sectors face challenges in the form of global economic weakness and tepid consumer demand. Together with tourism and, to an extent, finance, construction is keeping the slowdown from becoming too severe. This is a significant change from...

 

The upper end of the residential market in Thailand has not only proved resilient, but it is showing remarkable strength in terms of sales volumes and prices. Demand is strong from local and international buyers, and from both potential residents and passive investors, and inventory is quickly being absorbed. Activity at the high end is...

 

The Thai real estate market is decidedly split. In general, buyers are increasingly constrained and finding it difficult to fund or finance purchases. The average Thai is being held back due to persistent slow economic growth and high levels of consumer debt. However, in the centre of Bangkok and at the high end, the story is very different....

Despite considerable geopolitical volatility, Thailand’s economy remains well diversified, stable and poised for expansion in 2017.

 

Buoyed by robust domestic demand and persistent foreign interest in Thailand as both a desirable location for vacation homes and a commercial base within the ASEAN community, the Thai real estate sector continues to perform well even in the face of slowing regional economic growth. In late 2015 the sector showed a significantly improved...