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Thai exports under FTAs up 25% in first 9 months of 2021

Business under Thailand’s 13 free-trade agreements (FTAs) has been expanding despite the Covid-19 crisis, its trading partners in Asean, China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, India, Chile and Peru.In the first nine months of the year (January to September), the total trade ...

The Nation Reporter

Thai food exports remain untouched by Covid crisis

Despite the Covid-19 fallout, the food and beverage industry has proved to be a stable income generator for most Thai exporters.Ronnarong Poonphiphat, director of the Trade Policy and Strategy Office (TPSO), said food and beverage exports accounted for 73 per cent of total exports in ...

The Nation Reporter

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 ...

Exports seen up 10-12% this year - shippers

Thailand’s exports are expected to rise 10-12% this year as the global economy recovers, but the country’s coronavirus outbreak remains a negative factor, the National Shippers’ Council said on Tuesday.In the third quarter, exports, a rare bright spot in the economy, are forecast to increase ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

July exports rise, but Covid curbs hit activity

The economy in July was increasingly impacted by the country’s worst Covid-19 outbreak and tighter restrictions that extended into August, but fiscal policy and exports lent some support, the central bank said on Tuesday.The nation’s containment measures were imposed in July and August in Bangkok ...

Private investment falls in July

Private investment declined in July as a result of the prolonged pandemic, but the export sector has continued to expand for five consecutive months, said Fiscal Policy Office deputy spokesperson Wuttipong Jittungsakul.On Monday the office published economic data for July, which revealed that sales of ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Border trade clocks up 41.70% growth in July [Video]

Exports across Thai borders rose to over 90 billion baht in July, a 41.7 percent increase. Deputy Prime Minister and commerce minister, Jurin Laksanawisit, said Thailand’s border commerce and trade grew 29 percent to a value of 147 billion baht in July.Keep watching ...

Weak baht helps Thai exports surge in July

Thai exports are maintaining their growth momentum, surging by 20.2% year-on-year in July despite ongoing Covid-19 outbreaks.The increase was boosted by the robust global economic recovery, depreciation of the Thai baht, rising oil prices, and export promotions by the Commerce Ministry and the private sector.The ...

Phusadee Arunmas

MPI forecast revised up to 4-5% on export growth

Thailand’s manufacturing production index (MPI) is expected to grow by 4-5% this year, up from an earlier forecast of 2-3% made by the Office of Industrial Economics (OIE), due mainly to fast-growing exports.The adjustment in the forecast was announced as the OIE reported the MPI ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

FTI warns virus spread threatens exports

The ongoing Covid-19 outbreak is threatening to hinder the export sector from achieving its 8%-10% growth target as more factories are hamstrung by rising infections, says the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).Kriengkrai Thiennukul, vice-chairman of the FTI, said disease transmission is affecting production capacity and ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

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