Thailand and South Africa have much in common if one reflects on their macro-economic indicators. Over the 20-year period from 1994 to 2014 both countries saw a considerable rise in both Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and GDP per capita. While South Africa’s GPD expansion outstripped that of Thailand between 2002 and 2011, its subsequent contraction, when reported in USD, has resulted in the GDP of the two economies being comparable at the start and end of the 20-year period.

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