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Private Investment Indicators

Unit: Million Baht or as Stated 2002p 2003p 2004 p         Cumulative
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct from Jan.
Private Investment Index (PII) (1995 = 100:  %) 51.3934 58.1009 67.2025 67.6598 64.0577 66.0463 66.9721 64.72501443
  (23.5) (13.1) (17.7) (12.0) (8.8) (8.5) (3.9) (14.0)
Domestic cement sales1/ (thousand tons) 23,020 24,227 2,194 2,127 2,281P 2,400P 2,450P 22,991P
  (20.9) (5.2) (10.1) (11.9) (13.0) (18.7) (22.3) (13.9)
Domestic commercial car sales (units) 283,073 354,037 34,397 30,714 24,099 35,077 39,820 325,724
  (47.0) (25.1) (18.6) (0.1) (-16.6) (12.2) (22.9) (14.9)
Imports of capital goods 244,165 257,086 24,095 24,352 23,399 23,725 23,194 230,634
       (at constant price: millions of baht) (6.4) (5.3) (15.7) (1.0) (16.5) (6.7) (-2.4) (8.9)
Construction areas permitted in municipal zone (thousand sq. metres)
   Whole kingdom 13,891 18,572 2,069 2,087 1,802 1,816 …. 16,484
  (55.1) (33.7) (32.9) (56.5) (0.5) (8.2)    
     Residential 10,215 13,206 1,397 1,525 1,359 1,317 …. 11,673
  (59.8) (29.3) (35.6) (51.9) (24.9) (14.7)    
      Commercial 2,255 3,364 373 240 244 259 …. 2,690
  (32.5) (49.2) (82.6) (11.9) (-55.5) (-28.5)    
      Industrial & others 1,421 2,002 299 323 199 241 …. 2,122
  (64.5) (40.9) (-7.1) (179.3) (27.3) (42.9)    
   Bangkok metropolis 7,816 10,897 1,365 1,202 994 920 …. 9,084
  (54.3) (39.4) (56.1) (82.2) (-6.4) (-3.1)    
   Central region (excl. Bangkok) 2,376 2,992 306 439 329 472 …. 3,586
  (75.5) (26.0) (-2.3) (73.3) (36.6) (84.4)    
   Other regions 3,699 4,682 398 447 480 424 …. 3,814
  (45.7) (26.6) (7.9) (6.1) (-2.3) (-10.2)    
Iron rod sales (thousand tons) 1,259 1,446 111P 163P 141P 136P 119P 1,279P
  (30.0) (14.9) (37.2) (27.8) (-9.8) (11.0) (6.0) (8.6)
Domestic galvanized iron sheet sales (ton) 351,981 346,307 25,061 32,842 25,784 21,500P 22,500P 294,643P
  (14.1) (-1.6) (-5.7) (45.1) (-10.8) (-16.7) (-18.1) (0.4)
Factories permitted to be establish by Ministry of Industry
   No. of factories (Pemitted by Department of Industrial Works) 930 710 103 128 97 144 79 862
   Total investment 91,118 54,790 27,090 11,926 5,712 8,033 6,948 88,544
  (16.7) (-39.9) (656.9) (-22.5) (99.5)      
   No. of factories (Pemitted by Provincial Industry Office) 1,216 1,107 358 425 390 512 346 3,250
   Total investment 10,866 79,132 4,472 4,610 5,701 6,016 3,757 39,950
  (83.0) (628.3) (296.4) (1,058.4) (1,292.6)      
Capital investment of business registered at Ministry of Commerce 114,729 150,441 11,048 15,498 10,733 11,390 .... 132,310
   Newly registered (1.9) (31.1) (-27.8) (60.6) (-36.9)      
  268,745 293,137 34,347 21,473 38,375 29,943 .... 244,744
   Recapitalized (-12.6) (9.1) (98.7) (-44.2) (41.8)      
  24,541 20,287 1,035 1,180 1,980 1,322 .... 13,330
   No. of liquidated firms (35.3) (-17.3) (-7.8) (-5.5) (-36.2)      
                 
Promotional privileges from Board of Investment (billions of baht)  
Promotional privileges from Board of Investment 788 1,029 105 117 117 110 120 1,049
   No.of  net applications received** 262.5 319.0 45.0 58.8 26.7 34.9 101.6 482.5
      Total investment (41.7) (21.5) (24.3) (69.5) (-10.1) (20.3) (687.6) (87.9)
  721 841 96 116 108 111 97 980
   No.of applications approved 162.5 285.6 30.5 40.6 29.9 76.0 18.6 348.6
      Total investment (-39.0) (75.8) (65.8) (111.5) (78.0) (32.4) (39.8) (69.1)
  797 717 92 80 96 111 90 853
   No. of promotion certificates issues 221.9 228.7 44.2 18.7 37.2 36.8 23.1 313.2
      Total investment (21.0) (3.1) (12.2) (54.5) (322.7) (88.7) (106.3) (79.2)
                 
  626 251 24 31 29 22 28 231
   No. of promoted firm started operation 203.7 74.6 4.4 7.3 12.9 14.0 9.1 72.3
      Total investment (-24.0) (-63.4) (-36.2) (-16.1) (222.5) (191.7) (102.2) (10.4)
Note :    (Figures in parentheses represent percentage changes from the same period of the previous year.)
              1/ Include imported cement
              ** No. of all applications received have been changed to no. of net applications received.
Source : Survey from manufacturers of respective product, Bank of Thailand, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration , 
              District   Office ,Office of Town Municipality, Department of Industrial Works, Department of Commercial, 
              Office of Board of Investment.
 
24,541
20,287
1,350
2,856
1,017
655
.
1,672
   No. of liquidated firms
(35.3)
(-17.3)
(-15.0)
(-53.9)
(-31.9)
.
.
.
Promotional privileges from Board of Investment (billions of baht)
   No.of all applications received **
968
1,181
115
133
99
110
144
353
      Total investment
309.3
356.5
29.2
29.2
14.7
22.3
56.8
93.8
.
(34.5)
(15.3)
(-29.0)
(-11.8)
(-36.4)
(13.8)
(78.6)
(25.9)
   No.of applications approved
721
841
89
104
77
105
113
295
      Total investment
162.5
285.6
43.7
35.6
17.4
28.1
38.5
84.0
.
(-39.0)
(75.8)
(360.0)
(295.6)
(54.0)
(86.1)
(420.3)
(148.5)
   No. of promotion certificates issues
797
717
86
75
75
68
84
227
      Total investment
221.9
228.7
16.0
37.9
23.4
30.2
36.2
89.8
.
(21.0)
(3.1)
(-59.5)
(168.8)
(-28.0)
(87.6)
(265.7)
(53.5)
   No. of promoted firm started operation
626
251
26
23
17
28
17
62
      Total investment
203.7
74.6
4.3
4.3
2.3
7.5
4.8
14.6
 
(-24.0)
(-63.4)
(-58.3)
(-84.8)
(-78.9)
(581.8)
(-62.2)
(-40.9)
Note:   Figures in parentheses represent percentage changes from the same period of the previous year.
              1/ Include imported cement
              ** No. of net applications received have been changed to no. of all applications received.
Sources: Survey from manufacturers of respective product, Bank of Thailand, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration , District   Office, Office of Town Municipality, Department of Industrial Works, Department of Commercial,  Office of Board of Investment.

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