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Export growth target set at 9%

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The Commerce Ministry has set a tentative export growth target of 9% for next year, but effects from baht gains driven by the new US fiscal stimulus and from the domestic minimum wage hike may see that figure adjusted. 

Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom yesterday said the initial working target would be set at 9% but baulked at declaring an exact official figure.

At the end of last month, he said the ministry would announce the exact target in the first week of this month after it had thoroughly evaluated foreign trade and discussed it with exporters.

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