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Food shipments expected to recover this year

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Food shipments are forecast to grow by 6% this year to 1.03 trillion baht, but the stronger currency remains a key area of concern that could curb export growth. 

A joint report by the National Food Institute (NFI), the Federation of Thai Industries and the Thai Chamber of Commerce said Thailand's food exports grew by 0.8% in 2012 to 972 billion baht as purchasing power from the US and EU was sapped by weak economies.

The top five food export products were rice, sugar, shrimp, canned tuna and poultry.

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