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Car exports rise in December

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A total of 86,297 vehicles were exported in December, up 146.24% on December 2011 but down 13.90% on November last year, Surapong Paisitpatanapong, spokesman for the Automotive Industry Club, said on Friday. 

The export value for the month stood at 40.76 billion baht, an increase of 139.12% on December 2011, said Mr Surapong.

Car exports for 2012 were up 39.56% year-on-year to stand at 1,026,671 units, a record high in the 25 years since the country began exporting cars in 1988. This made Thailand the world’s 7th largest car exporter. Export value for 2012 totalled 490.13 billion baht, up 42.74% year-on year, he said.

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