Since the news of the raid on prostitution at Victoria’s Secret Massage parlor, many would like to know how much money is available in the sex trade market.
Sanook! Money to find out the issues to do well. According to the Master’s thesis, ” Informal Business : A Case Study of Sexual Trafficking in Thai Society ” by Mr. Chawit Kamolvisit in 2008.
(note, these numbers are from 8 years ago)
The information in the research said. There are about 229,000 sex workers in Thailand, including 85,000 sex workers, 36,000 foreigners, about 60,000 prostitutes and some part time and part-time students. sex approximately 48,000 people
Chuwit assessment of the sex industry in Thailand into 2 parts: 1. Sales of women’s sexual services 2. Sales of the group. The offering of sexual services.
In terms of income projections for women who serve sex. The number of women serving in the sex service was the highest, with around 50,289 beers, karaoke, 37,032, traditional massages, 32,380 massage parlor, 27,549 massage parlors and 21,626 adjoining bars.
Estimated that the average monthly income of a female sex worker will have a minimum return of 31,250 baht (in the case of bungalows, guesthouses, disco cocktail lounges Barbers and men) to yield a maximum of 125,000 baht (for the aGogo or brothel)
The average income in Thailand is 8,500 baht. Prostitute are making more than people working at graduate levels. This is one of the motivations for people to turn to this profession.
The information in this thesis provides an overview. The revenue generated by the sex industry nationwide in 2007 is expected to be 163,839 million baht. The number one business is the traditional massage service. The value of beer is 36,427 million or 22%. The massage parlor is valued at 23,803 million baht, karaoke at 19,442 million baht and the bureau or broth at 17,650 million baht.
In the past, it was concluded that the total revenue of the sex trade would be at least 174,050 million baht, compared to the country’s GDP of about 8.5 billion baht in 2007. Prostitution accounts for 2% of GDP.
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