Thailand Agriculture – Key Figures

A key agricultural country in Southeast Asia with a continuing annual growth rate

  • 40% of dedicated lands throughout the territory
  • A strong and positive agro-food balance

A diversified agriculture industry which produces: 

  • Rice
  • Sugar: Sugar cane – 4th producer worldwide
  • Corn
  • Cassava -Top producer in the ASEAN region
  • Palm nuts
  • Fruits & vegetables: pineapples, mangoes, bananas

 Main livestock productions include:

  • Poultry
  • Beef
  • Dairy cattle
  • Aquaculture and fish

Sources: FAO, Overseas Development Institute, World Bank.


Strong demand in farm inputs and mechanization 

  • A national will of making Thailand to be the “kitchen of the world” through the development of the agriculture and food industry, supported by government initiatives in favour of investments and productivity
  • A continuing agriculture modernization to increase productivity and fit the market expectations