Ministry of Industry (Thailand)

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]

Kingdom of Thailand
Ministry of Industry
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Ministry overview
Formed5 May 1942; 77 years ago (1942-05-05)
JurisdictionGovernment of Thailand
HeadquartersRatchathewi District, Bangkok
Annual budget5,231.2 million baht (FY2019)
Minister responsible


The Ministry of Industry began in 1933 as a division or the Industrial Division (Thai: กองอุตสาหกรรม) in the Department of Commerce (Thai: กรมพาณิชย์) (now Ministry of Commerce) of the Ministry of Economics (Thai: กระทรวงเศรษฐกิจ) (now defunct). 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]



  • Office of the Minister
  • Office of the Permanent Secretary

Dependent departmentsEdit

  • Department of Primary Industries and Mines
  • The Office of Industrial Economics
  • Department of Industrial Promotion
  • Department of Industrial Works
  • Thai Industrial Standards Institute
  • Office of Cane and Sugar Board
  • Office of the Board of Investment
    • ASEAN Supporting Industry Database
    • Investor Club Association

State enterprisesEdit

Autonomous organizationsEdit

  • The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion (OSMEP)

Independent organizationsEdit

  • Electrical and Electronics Institute
  • Iron and Steel Institute of Thailand
  • Management System Certification Institute
  • National Food Institute
  • National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC)[4]
  • Thailand Automotive Institute
  • Thailand Productivity Institute
  • Thailand Textile Institute


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

See alsoEdit


  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. ^ Kongrut, Anchalee (4 December 2019). "Chemical drama shows it's time for agency detox" (Opinion). Bangkok Post. Retrieved 7 December 2019.