Thailand >> Revealed Comparative Advantage
The Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA) is a trade analysis tool to measure and assess the competitive advantage of the product which the business people need to export. The RCA indicates whether a country's product is in the process of extending the products in which it has a trade potential or simply competitive advantage. The values of an RCA indicate the country's competitiveness vis-à-vis the world. It also helps to assess a country's export potential.

Results indicated that
  • A value of less than unity implies that the country has a revealed comparative disadvantage in the product.
  • If the index exceeds unity, the country is said to have a revealed comparative advantage in the product.
Unit : US Dollar Thousand
Product -- HS Code Year Thailand export to the World Total exports from Thailand World's exports World's total exports RCA
Coconut -- 080111 2008 269.00 13,581.00 518,861.00 3,516,683.00 0.13
2009 833.00 12,661.00 384,400.00 3,122,760.00 0.53
2010 1,211.00 15,459.00 363,574.00 3,728,027.00 0.80
2011 8,256.00 26,229.00 737,562.00 5,831,358.00 2.49
2012 5,555.00 30,745.00 552,706.00 7,413,651.00 2.42
Organic Vegetable -- 07 2008 729,953.00 23,972,554.00 49,196,426.00 1,145,031,473.00 0.71
2009 857,719.00 22,840,957.00 48,762,745.00 1,029,694,969.00 0.79
2010 1,071,404.00 26,023,035.00 56,352,528.00 1,158,109,425.00 0.85
2011 1,278,340.00 32,759,997.00 62,413,183.00 1,405,942,333.00 0.88
2012 1,370,845.00 32,179,201.00 57,928,899.00 1,409,860,576.00 1.04
Processed Pork -- 0203 2009 4,138.00 67,280.00 23,570,523.00 88,163,508.00 0.23
2010 2,530.00 81,674.00 25,028,243.00 96,912,165.00 0.12
2011 4,641.00 166,910.00 30,179,798.00 116,692,863.00 0.11
2012 4,226.00 346,743.00 30,291,697.00 115,903,588.00 0.05
2008 10,153.00 67,723.00 26,829,086.00 98,114,989.00 0.55
Processed Sea Food -- 16 2009 5,389,604.00 22,840,957.00 34,789,018.00 1,029,694,969.00 6.98
2010 5,985,728.00 26,023,035.00 37,284,848.00 1,158,109,425.00 7.14
2011 7,234,700.00 32,759,997.00 44,700,102.00 1,405,942,333.00 6.95
2012 7,520,451.00 32,179,201.00 46,571,110.00 1,409,860,576.00 7.08
2008 5,679,953.00 23,972,554.00 38,746,540.00 1,145,031,473.00 7.00
Rubber -- 40 2009 9,017,555.00 152,497,203.00 124,547,858.00 12,327,153,144.00 5.85
2010 14,647,385.00 195,311,520.00 169,087,665.00 15,055,401,572.00 6.68
2011 22,048,104.00 228,823,973.00 231,285,024.00 17,999,547,615.00 7.50
2012 17,442,564.00 229,544,513.00 207,029,661.00 17,981,277,146.00 6.60
2008 11,575,960.00 175,907,915.00 157,241,363.00 15,989,372,712.00 6.69
Silk -- 50 2010 12,356.00 7,772,236.00 3,270,232.00 644,504,758.00 0.31
2011 14,434.00 8,356,317.00 3,400,828.00 759,366,823.00 0.39
2012 14,204.00 7,318,255.00 3,155,488.00 741,033,536.00 0.46
2008 23,553.00 7,211,219.00 3,539,764.00 651,119,216.00 0.60
2009 15,890.00 6,523,641.00 2,788,017.00 559,788,889.00 0.49
Soybean -- 1201 2010 1,550.00 90,140.00 39,777,897.00 67,958,125.00 0.03
2011 1,863.00 126,570.00 45,945,258.00 82,372,954.00 0.03
2012 1,626.00 125,959.00 53,213,002.00 93,347,148.00 0.02
2008 1,003.00 74,014.00 35,133,854.00 64,131,142.00 0.02
2009 1,263.00 82,572.00 33,030,560.00 58,629,852.00 0.03
Sugarcane -- 15 2010 2,152,394.00 2,373,068.00 29,635,399.00 44,479,001.00 1.36
2011 3,635,149.00 3,883,822.00 36,522,391.00 53,499,118.00 1.37
2012 3,952,643.00 4,273,418.00 33,278,489.00 51,095,642.00 1.42
2008 1,431,705.00 1,645,422.00 18,741,678.00 32,790,534.00 1.52
2009 1,803,403.00 2,012,597.00 21,241,615.00 34,465,972.00 1.45
Vegetable oil -- 15 2011 734,138.00 32,759,997.00 110,555,519.00 1,405,942,333.00 0.28
2012 675,071.00 32,179,201.00 105,664,551.00 1,409,860,576.00 0.28
2008 643,091.00 23,972,554.00 89,936,171.00 1,145,031,473.00 0.34
2009 261,759.00 22,840,957.00 66,072,671.00 1,029,694,969.00 0.18
2010 343,370.00 26,023,035.00 81,188,693.00 1,158,109,425.00 0.19
Wooden Sculptures -- 9703 2011 20,485.00 23,481.00 3,231,403.00 20,268,920.00 5.47
2012 4,790.00 29,515.00 3,459,348.00 23,058,941.00 1.08
2008 1,693.00 25,056.00 2,717,225.00 21,256,961.00 0.53
2009 12,822.00 14,085.00 2,429,125.00 15,343,597.00 5.75
2010 1,490.00 5,796.00 3,067,612.00 17,683,086.00 1.48
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