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Middle East

Oman / โอมาน

รัฐสุลต่านโอมาน
Sultanate of Oman

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General Profile

Oman / โอมาน










  •  The moderate Arab country with full of oil and natural gas, thus, important for Thailand in energy
  • The interest in Thailand’s support, especially in part of the Royal Rainmaking (cloud seeding) 
  • The market with the opportunity to increase consumer products of Thailand and tourism services as the potential business

General Information

  Area                   212,460 square kilometers (50% of Thailand)
  Capital              Muscat
  Population       3.29 million people (2010)  
  Languages       Arabic, English
  Religion            Muslim (mostly Ibadhi)
  Sultan and Prime Minister          Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al –Said
  Foreign Minister                              Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah
  Independence Day                          May 18
  Thai-Omani Diplomatic Relation Foundation Day      July 30, 1980

Economy Information (2010)

  GDP                                 $53.53 billion (Thailand: $317.8 billion)  
  GDP per Capita          $16,270 (Thailand: $4,719.8)
  Real GDP Growth      4.1% (Thailand: 7.8%)
  Exchange rate             Rial (OMR) (1 OMR = 79.47 THB) (Jun. 16, 11)
  Reserves                      $13.02 billion (Thailand: $185.6 billion)
  Inflation rate              3.4 % (Thailand: 3.3 %)
  Natural resources     Petroleum, copper, marble, limestone, chromium, gypsum, natural gas
  Industries     Production/ refining of crude oil and natural gas, construction, cement, copper,  steel, chemical products
  Imports - commodities    Machinery, transportation equipment, food industrial products, livestock, lubricant
  Imports - partners    The United Arab Emirates, Japan, the United States of America, China, India,  South Korea, Germany
  Exports - commodities      Crude oil, natural gas, re-export of seafood, metal, textiles
  Exports - partners              China, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Thailand

Statistics of Thailand-Oman (2010)

  Trade value of Thailand-Oman    $2,962.23 million (increasing 18.57%) (Thailand: export value $554.38 million, import value $2,407.85 million, trade deficit value $1,853.47 million)
  Export products of Thailand      Cars, equipment and parts, chemical products, air conditioners, machinery and parts, refrigerators and parts, pallets, textiles, iron, steel and products
  Import products from Oman      Crude oil, other metal ore, scrap metal and products, machinery and parts, fresh and frozen seafood, cars, chemical products
  Investment    The concession of the PTTEP for oil production since 2007 and the Oman Oil Company’s shares in Thai Olefins Public Company including the interest in investment with Thailand in part of petrochemicals
  Tourism      About 47,603 Omani people to Thailand for medical treatment in Thai hospitals
  Thai people in Oman     About 781 Thai people, mostly in service and oil industry sectors
  Visa          Need to apply for visa
  Office of Thailand in Oman    The Royal Thai Embassy in Muscat
  Office of Oman in Thailand    The Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in Bangkok

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Middle East Division, March 2013 

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Agreements and Cooperation

  • MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE SULTANATE OF OMAN ON COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF TOURISM
    Date Signed 21 September 2005
  • AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE SULTANATE OF OMAN FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCALL EVASION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME
    Date Signed 13 October 2003
  • TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE SULTANATE OF OMAN
    Date Signed 8 June 1998
  • AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE SULTANATE OF OMAN AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND FOR AIR SERVICES BETWEEN AND BEYOND THEIR RESPECTIVE TERRITORIES
    Date Signed 5 June 1979