Jan-Sept exports rise 15.5% y/y

Thailand’s exports rose more than expected in September from a year earlier, helped by trade partners’ economic recovery, a weak baht and government trade promotion, the commerce minister said on Tuesday.

Exports, a key driver of growth, increased 17.1% in September from a year earlier, beating a forecast for a rise of 11.62% in a Reuters poll, and against August’s 8.9% rise. 

In January-September, shipments rose 15.5% year-on-year and should post strong growth in 2021, Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit told a news conference, following September’s easing of coronavirus restrictions that halted activity.

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