Among the 15 Newly Industrialised Countries (NIC) analysed,
Thailand is ranked No. 9 with regard to the General Innovation Index (GII) and No. 8 with regard to the Sustainability Index (SusI). Thailand is specialising on sustainability technologies with regard to publications, but not in patents.
Please view the methods sheet for more detailed information about the indicators and their calculation.
The world shares of Thailand in sustainability relevant publications, patents and exports are given in table 1.
Among the 15 Newly Industrialised Countries analysed,
Thailand is ranked No. 4 and 5 with regard to entrepeneurship and openness. On the other hand, it is ranked between No. 10 and 13 with regard to the other indicators of the GII.
Concerning the environmental and social aspects that are used for the SusI index, Thai-land is ranked No. 4 with regard to social aspects and No. 8 with regard to environ-mental aspects.
Especially the field of material efficiency, Thailand shows a strong specialisation in exports. But a positive export specialisation can also be found in technologies related to energy efficiency. The world shares of Thailand in technology specific publications (WLS), patents (WPS) and exports (WTS) are given in table 2.
Table 3 lists the results for the indicators of Thailand on an even more disaggregated level. The relevant indicators are the World Trade Share (WTS), Relative Trade Share (RTS), Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA), Patent Share (PS) and the Revealed Patent Advantage (RPA). Striking numbers for Thailand can be found, for example, for renewable raw materials and housing related energy technologies.
|Disaggregated Technology fields||WTS||RTS||RCA||PS|
|Energy Efficient Appliances||0.62%||-52||-35||0.00%|
|Energy Efficient Buildings||5.73%||93||98||0.04%|
|Industrial Auxiliary Equipment||1.02%||-8||-30||0.03%|
|Renewable Energy Technologies||0.59%||-56||-22||0.04%|
|Power Plant Technologies||0.26%||-90||-94||0.04%|
|Renewable Raw Materials||7.70%||96||100||0.04%|
|Automotive Engineering and Design||0.87%||-24||35||0.05%|
|Sewage Disposal Technologies||1.24%||11||-69||0.08%|
|Water Supply Technologies||0.52%||-64||-58||0.07%|