Department of State Development
  • Thailand

Thailand’s growth has been steady over the past 10 years, building on its strategic geographic location, rich natural resources and efforts to increase trade and foreign capital.

Thailand has a rapidly urbanising population and a growing middle-class with changing consumer spending patterns.

Heavily dependent on gas as its energy source, Thailand will need to diversify its supply chains over the next few decades to keep up with growing demand.

Sector opportunities

Food and wine

Thailand’s tourism and hospitality industry has considerable imported food needs, creating opportunities for South Australia’s premium food and wine sector.

Education, research and development

South Australia has a world-class education system with extensive focus on research and development, innovation and international connections through academic and student bodies that can provide support to Thailand.

Smart Cities

South Australia and Thailand share challenges and opportunities in planning and development. Together, we can support Thailand’s urbanisation by supplying products, technology and services in construction and environmental areas. 

Health and aged care

Thailand is forecast to become an aged society in less than five years and, with rising health care costs, there is a need for advanced and cost-effective medical devices and equipment, along with health infrastructure. 

Defence and advanced manufacturing

South Australian companies can provide cutting-edge capability solutions for military operations and expertise in advanced composite structure, automotive technologies, cast metals manufacturing, railway engineering and polymers.

Want to know more?

A dedicated team is on hand to support businesses looking to export to South East Asia.

Sonya Madramootoo, Acting Manager, South East Asia
Phone +61 8 8303 2527