Ministry of Industry (Thailand)

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Kingdom of Thailand
Ministry of Industry
Seal of the Ministry of Industry of Thailand.svg
Ministry overview
Formed5 May 1942; 79 years ago (1942-05-05)
JurisdictionGovernment of Thailand
HeadquartersRatchathewi, Bangkok
13°45′51″N 100°31′37″E / 13.7641°N 100.5270°E / 13.7641; 100.5270Coordinates: 13°45′51″N 100°31′37″E / 13.7641°N 100.5270°E / 13.7641; 100.5270
Annual budget5,231.2 million baht (FY2019)
Minister responsible

The Ministry of Industry (Abrv: M-Industry; Thai: กระทรวงอุตสาหกรรม, RTGSKrasuang Utsahakam) is a cabinet ministry in the Government of Thailand. The ministry is responsible for the promotion and regulation of industries.[1]


The Ministry of Industry (MOI) began in 1933 as a division of the Thai government, the Industrial Division (Thai: กองอุตสาหกรรม), in the Department of Commerce (Thai: กรมพาณิชย์), ( now the Ministry of Commerce), which was part of the defunct Ministry of Economics (Thai: กระทรวงเศรษฐกิจ). In 1941, the division was upgraded to the Department of Industry (still in the Economic Ministry). On 5 May 1942, the Ministry of Industry was created in its own right.[2]


The ministry's fiscal year 2019 (FY2019) budget is 5,231.2 million baht, down from 5,653.7 million baht in FY2018.[3]

Ministry of Industry Network[edit]

Industry Network Logo

On 1 March 2019, the driving committee of the institutions under the Ministry of Industry aimed to create public awareness of its network of institutions. An Industry Network logo was created to be used in publicizing the mission of the institution networks as a symbol of their cooperation in driving Thailand’s mission in the digital age.[4]


Organization of the MOI is based on information from the following sources:


  • Office of the Minister
  • Office of the Permanent Secretary

Dependent departments[edit]

  • Industrial Economic Cluster
    • The Office of Industrial Economics (OIE)
    • Office of Cane and Sugar Board (OCSB)
  • Production Process Supervision Cluster
    • Department of Industrial Works (DIW)
    • Department of Primary Industries and Mines (DPIM)
  • Industrial and Entrepreneurial Promotion CLuster
    • Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP)
    • Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI)

State enterprises[edit]

Independent and autonomous organizations[edit]

The first institutes under the MOI were established in the 1970s under the Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP) and covered a few areas like textiles and metalworking. In the second half of the 1990s, these initial institutes were revamped with several of its divisions and centers being made autonomous, including the National Food Institute, the Thailand Textile Institute, the Electrical and Electronics Institute, and the Thai Productivity Institute, primarily through relocating some research and laboratory testing functions. These were established outside the bureaucratic structure to provide better support services that included training, consultancy, testing and laboratory services, and provision of market information. As autonomous institutes, they were able to provide better compensation to attract private sector managers and professionals and were also able to have more flexible budgetary arrangements. These autonomous institutes were given five years in which to become financially self-supporting.[5]


  • General Environmental Conservation Public Company Limited
  • Narai Phand Company Limited

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Management structure". Ministry of Industry. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  2. ^ "History of the Ministry of Industry". Ministry of Industry. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Thailand's Budget in Brief Fiscal Year 2019". Bureau of the Budget. 20 December 2018. p. 93. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  4. ^ "INDUSTRY NETWORK รวมพลังเครือข่ายกระทรวงอุตสาหกรรม". Thailand Automotive Institute. Retrieved 8 Jun 2020.
  5. ^ Dhanani, Shafiq; Scholtès, Philippe (Sep 2002). "Thailand's Manufacturing Competitiveness: Promoting Technology, Productivity and Linkages" (PDF). UNIDO. p. 51. Retrieved 8 Jul 2020.
  6. ^ "Regulations No. 8", Industrial Development Foundation (in Thai), 28 October 2016, retrieved 21 May 2020
  7. ^ Kongrut, Anchalee (4 December 2019). "Chemical drama shows it's time for agency detox" (Opinion). Bangkok Post. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  8. ^ "History of the Ministry of Industry". (infographic timeline). 23 May 2016. Retrieved 2 Jul 2020.

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