The Study of Competitiveness of Thai Exports to the U.S. Market


  • Pornlapas Suwannarat
  • Nath Srimaungtong
  • Pakawat Kuboonya-arags
  • Anupong Sukprasert


Comparative Advantage, Competitiveness, Export, Thai Economy, ASEAN


This study primarily focuses on competitiveness measurement via revealed comparative advantage index (RCA) of Thai economic products being exported to the United States during 2007 – 2013. This is an original attempt to use this index to assess the competitiveness of important three Thai economic products exported to the United States. The dataset for the study has been provided by the Thai Ministry of Commerce and the World Bank. The study reveals that rubber exports to US market from Thailand have considerably comparative advantage and it is noticeably greater than those of other products.  Conversely, the chemical and steel products exported to US market from Thailand have noticeably comparative
dis-advantage in the US market. The findings of the study will contribute to knowledge of international competitiveness, especially in trade between Thailand, one of the spearhead countries of ASEAN, and the gigantic economy of a country like the United States. The volume and value of trade between these two countries is expected to grow rapidly and consistently with the arrival of the ASEAN economic community (AEC).


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Suwannarat, P., Srimaungtong, N., Kuboonya-arags, P., & Sukprasert, A. (2019). The Study of Competitiveness of Thai Exports to the U.S. Market. Journal of Accountancy and Management, 11(1), 211–225. Retrieved from



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