Infographic: 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
Factories closing
100km 60 miles

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News and events — visually

Flooded areas As of Oct 31

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 • Lenovo expects supply of hard disk drives to tighten • Western Digital and Seagate Technology both expect to face a shortage of parts soon • 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

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

Nonthaburi Ayutthaya Pathum Thani

Bangkok

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

MORE THAN 1/3
The co st structi of recono preven n, flood tion an helping d industr y:

UNITED STATES IMPORTS

THAILAND SUPPLIES APPROXIMATELY

OF ALL ITS INCOMING HARD DRIVES FROM THAILAND

($900

$30 Billion
Billion Baht)

OF THE GLOBAL OUTPUT OF HARD DISK DATA STORAGE DEVICES

40%

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

E ects on life

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
Sources: GN; Wire Stories

BANKS: At least 428 bank branches, including 137 in Bangkok, have been forced to close.

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.

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

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