Thailand Floods | Thailand | Bangkok

Nearly 400 people have been killed in months of floods that have disrupted the lives of more than

2 million, economic growth has been set back and global supply chains for Thai-made computer and auto parts thrown into disarray.

Thailand floods
100km 60 miles

IN MINUTES

News and events — visually

Flooded areas As of Oct 31

Factories closing
The floods have forced seven big industrial estates north of Bangkok to close
• TOYOTA stopped production at three plants • Output loss could reach 250,000 vehicles by mid-November • Idled production at plants southeast of Bangkok • Operating profit could be reduced by $1.6 billion • Plants in Ontario, Kentucky and Indiana will be shut down • FORD may lose production of 30,000 vehicles • HONDA pushed back introduction of the Life Diva mini-car • U.S. and Canadian factory production reduced by 50% due to parts shortages • NIPPON STEEL CORP., the world's No.4 steelmaker, expects steel shipments to decline 300,000 tonnes • APPLE expects a shortage of disk drives its their products • Lenovo expects supply of hard disk drives to tighten • Western Digital and Seagate Technology both expect to face a shortage of parts soon

400 Factories closed: 9,859 Jobs lost: 660,000
Lives lost:
(estimated numbers)

THAILAND
Seven industrial estates in Ayutthaya, Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani provinces closed, disrupting global supply chains

Nonthaburi Ayutthaya Pathum Thani

THAILAND SUPPLIES APPROXIMATELY
OF THE GLOBAL OUTPUT OF HARD DISK DATA STORAGE DEVICES
UNITED STATES IMPORTS

40%

($900

$30 Billion
Billion Baht)

The co st structi of recono preven n, flood tion an helping d industr y:

Bangkok Pop: 12 million Accounts for 41% of Thailand’s gross domestic product

• CANON could be impacted due to camera parts suppliers being flooded • Trying to obtain parts from other suppliers may take several months • Floods will bite into annual sales by $650 million and operating profit by $260 million RICE: Thailand is the world's biggest rice exporter. A quarter of crops could be lost due to the floods. Output could be 19 million tonnes of paddy rather than 25 million. Other commodities that will be affected: coconuts shrimp pineapple BANKS: At least 428 bank branches, including 137 in Bangkok, have been forced to close.

MORE THAN 1/3
OF ALL ITS INCOMING HARD DRIVES FROM THAILAND

E ects on life

HUMAN RISKS: As well as a big risk of diarrhea and mosquito-borne diseases, skin infections are a major problem and in some areas, while hungry crocodiles have escaped from flooded farms and snakes searching for dry land have slithered into homes.

Sources: GN; Wire Stories

SUSAN BATSFORD, GRAPHICS EDITOR, TWITTER @SBATS1; INFOGRAPHIC BY TARA CORRAN/QMI AGENCY

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