Modern industry is making an appearance in a number of areas throughout the country. Thailand's rapidly growing manufacturing sector includes processing
facilities for rice, wood, sugar, fruits and seafood, refineries for oil and ore. There are also assembly plants for integrated circuits, automobiles, agricultural
machinery, household appliances, diesel engines, drilling and welding machines. Factories produce items as diverse as textiles, furniture, ceramics,
pharmaceutical products, artificial flowers and animal feeds, and industrial plants manufacture aluminum, glass and cement.
Thailand's manufacturing sector faces a bright future, thanks to skilled, low-cost labor, keen market appreciation and a freely competitive economic system.