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Thailand a prospective export target for Vietnam

With the demand for imported goods in the US and EU decreasing, many Vietnamese companies are looking to the Thai market for their export products this year. According to Mr….

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Thailand’s exports drop for 7 straight months, 5.5% year-on-year

Thailand’s exports for the first seven months of this year dropped by 5.5% year-on-year to US$163.3 billion. Imports fell by 4.7 % year-on-year to US$171.5 billion. This has resulted in…

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Thai exports fall nine months in a row, may rebound before year end

Thailand’s exports have contracted for nine months in a row, but are expected to rebound during the second half of this year, with export growth of 1-2% for the whole…

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US$2.8Bn worth of Thai durian exported to China in four months

Thai durian exporters have capitalised on the ASEAN-China free trade agreement (FTA) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) by exporting about US$2.8 billion worth of fresh durian to…

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Vietnam on course to achieve USD 54 billion export target

Vietnam’s export turnover of agricultural, forestry, and fishery products grew in the first six months of the year, despite not performing as well as last year. This indicates positive signs…

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Continuing contraction in Thailand’s exports a major challenge for new government – KRC

Thailand’s continuing export contraction, now in its seventh consecutive month, with April down by 7.6% year on year, will pose a real challenge for the new government, according to a…

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Durian is Thailand’s top export earner, outranking rice and rubber

Thai durian has outranked rice and para rubber as Thailand’s top export performer, with export volume last year estimated at about 187 billion baht, compared to 100 billion baht for…

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Bottled palm oil price soars to over 70 baht per litre

Despite appeals to palm oil producers, by the Commerce Ministry, to maintain their ex-factory price at between 65 and 68 baht per one-litre bottle, the price of bottled palm oil…

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Fifty tonnes of unripe durian due for export impounded by Thai authorities

Thai agricultural officials impounded about 50 tonnes of durian at an export warehouse, in the eastern province of Chanthaburi province yesterday (Monday), after they found much of the fruit was…

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Thailand ships chicken products to Saudi Arabia for the first time since 2004

Thailand shipped the first consignment of chicken products to Saudi Arabia in 18 years on Monday, as diplomatic relations between the two countries are gradually restored following three decades of…

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Thai government urged to restrict exports of maize and soybean meal

The Thai Feed Mill Association is urging the government to review its policy of allowing the export of maize and soybean meal for animal feed, to ease the shortage of…

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Longan growers seek help from Thai government as prices hit rock-bottom

Thailand’s longan growers are asking for help from the government after China has temporarily suspended purchases of the sweet and succulent fruit since August 13th, claiming that Thai exports were…

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A textile factory in Pathum Thani. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Thailand’s manufacturing at risk as workers get infected with COVID

The COVID-19 crisis has continued to aggravate in Thailand with new cases rising at an alarming rate, exceeding over 15,000 a day in the last few days. The impact on businesses and people…

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China reports its exports up 28% and imports hit decade-high

China’s exports rose 27.9 percent in May while imports grew at the fastest pace in more than a decade as the global economy powers back from the pandemic crisis, data…

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This photo taken on January 28, 2021 shows workers making medical masks at a workshop of a company which produces medical protective equipment in Jishou, in central China’s Hunan province. (Photo by STR / AFP)

China exports spike to highest in decades after Covid-19 hit

China’s export growth jumped to the highest in over two decades, official data showed Sunday, with imports also surging in a sharp bounceback from the coronavirus outbreak that had brought…

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Thailand’s Internal Trade Department chief axed by PM

Internal Trade Department director-general, Mr. Vichai Pochanakit, has been transferred to assist at the Prime Minister’s Office, pending an investigation into complaints of hoarding and overcharging of face masks. Prime…

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Low-income workers will be hard hit by a drop of exports

The falling Thai exports will hurt low-income workers the most as manufacturers are expected to hire less and cut overtime employment, affecting the purchasing power of these grassroot segment. The…

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Wildlife groups want review of regulations on elephant exports 

Wildlife conservation groups and Chart Thai Pattana MP Nikorn Chamnong oppose the export of Thai elephants and are demanding that the Commerce Ministry review its elephant export regulations. Opposition to…

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Thailand to export elephants after 10-year ban

After a decade long ban on the export of Thai elephants, Thailand’s Foreign Trade Department has eased restrictions to pave way for the export of the protected species for non-commercial…

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ADB raises economic outlook for Thailand, cut forecast growth for Asean

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised Thailand’s economic growth forecast this year by 0.5% from a previous forecast in April to 4.5%, while cutting Asean’s economic growth forecast to…

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