Thailand tech spend by verticals

Consumers, banks, discrete manufacturing and the government are expected to contribute the bulk of Thailand's overall IT expenditure in 2008, IDC figures show.

Which industry sectors are ringing in the cash registers in Thailand?

According to market figures, the consumer, banking and public sector sectors are poised to generate the bulk of the country's overall tech expenditure expected to total some US$4.4 billion this year.

Here is a quick look at the projected IT spending across key verticals in Thailand (US$M):

Total IT spending in US$(million)
 200620072008
Grand total3751.13944.54414.3
IT spending by vertical segmentation in US$(million)
Industry200620072008
Banking433.1452.8502.4
Communications & Media319.0330.1365.5
Construction17.618.317.6
Consumer/Home1,322.41,486.01,604.6
Discrete Manufacturing402.2403.1448.2
Education190.9134.5169.5
Financial Markets132.8139.9158.1
Government322.3319.1408.4
Health Care53.659.260.8
Insurance66.975.790.2
Process Manufacturing99.6103.7115.3
Resource Industries26.824.323.0
Retail95.0109.3127.7
Services56.770.186.3
Transportation & Trans. Services85.978.186.7
Utilities63.866.168.6
Wholesale62.274.181.4
Grand Total3,751.13,944.54,414.3
Total software spending in US$(million)
Broad Category200620072008
Hardware2,754.82,876.23,199.2
Services646.4722.4827.3
Software349.8345.9387.8
Grand Total3,751.13,944.54,414.3
Storage spending (encompassing disk systems and tape) in US$(million)
IT Category200620072008
Disk Systems74.175.777.4
Tape7.67.17.6
Grand Total81.782.884.9
Note: All the above data is in constant 2006 dollar exchange rate
Source: IDC Asia-Pacific, August 2007

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