CEA OUTLOOK Creative Economy Prospects (January – June 2019)
Published Date : 2 Apr 2019
Resource : CEA
The craft industry is among the most promising creative industries. In 2014, the economic value of crafts to the Thai economy was estimated at 87 billion baht (0.7 percent of GDP) and export value reached an estimated total of 58 billion baht (0.8 percent of total exports). Data from the Office of National Statistics further illustrate the importance of it, which employed 323,276 people in the first quarter of 2016; this accounted for approximately one-third of total employment in creative industries. Perhaps most importantly, Thai handicrafts constitute a signature part of the cultural legacy. Skills and knowledge have been accumulated and pass down through generations and are woven into community life, the arts and culture.
This edition of CEA OUTLOOK presents relevant case studies of craft industry development from the United Kingdom, Japan, and Thailand, as well as consider how the craft industry can play an important part of the creative economy in Thailand.
This book was produced by CEA for the interested public to download for free.CEA seeks not to make profit from this download, but aims to disseminate knowledge to the Thai society.