Thai exports surged 16.1% in January from the same month last year as a global recovery boosted demand.
Overseas sales rose for a fifth straight month in January to reach US$18.3 billion after climbing to a 13.5% gain in December. In baht terms, exports rose by 13.6% last month to 555 billion baht.
January's exports rose in all product segments, with the agricultural and agro-industrial sector increasing by 7.2% to $3.18 billion, mainly for rice, tapioca products, frozen, canned and processed seafood, shrimp, fruit and vegetables, and frozen and processed chicken. Shipments in the industrial sector rose by 20.9% to $11.5 billion due largely to the electronics, electrical appliances, automobiles and auto parts, plastics and plastic pellets, textiles, construction materials, rubber products, paper and packaging, leatherwear and furniture segments.
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