The Future of Thai Products in China after the Opening of Laos-China Railway

  • Thai agricultural products exported to China through road and rail transportation amount to approximately 100 billion baht annually.
  • Thai agricultural products were predominantly transported to China via land borders prior to the opening of Laos-China Railway.
  • There are still several challenges impeding the railway from becoming the primary route for transporting agricultural goods.

Thai products have gained significant popularity among Chinese consumers for many years. In particular, agricultural goods, including highly sought-after fruits like durian, longan, and mangosteen, hold a special place in the hearts of Chinese buyers. Currently, Thai agricultural products exported to China via both road and railway routes contribute to an annual trade value of approximately 100 billion baht.