• Retail

    Western-style shopping malls are increasingly popular in emerging markets. OBG’s retail sector analysis looks at local demand, shopping habits, opportunities for development in smaller cities, consumer spending power and brand awareness.
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Chapter | Industry & Retail from The Report: Thailand 2017

Economic stability, comparatively well-developed infrastructure and competitive investment incentives have attracted a steady flow of financing to Thailand’s manufacturing sector from both foreign and domestic sources, resulting in one of the strongest manufacturing bases in the ASEAN region and the second-largest economy within the trade block. These investments – made initially in basic...

Following a few uncharacteristically slow years for the Thai retail industry, vendors are looking to build on the momentum created in 2016 and continue to expand nationwide sales into the next decade. Boasting the second-largest economy in the ASEAN region and attracting millions of tourists each year, Thailand has developed into a shopping...

Commercial-scale rubber cultivation began in Thailand in the early 1900s, making the widely-demanded crop one of the first valuable agricultural exports for the country. Rubber farms initially proved to be an efficient supplier of raw product, readying it for shipping for further processing abroad. Over time, the sector continued to expand, both in...

Home to some of the largest malls in Asia, Bangkok has become a haven for shopping enthusiasts with dozens of large, modern complexes operating across the city – oftentimes even on adjacent blocks. As a result of this seemingly insatiable demand for spending, the sector has secured investments from some of Thailand’s biggest companies and wealthiest...