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Fashion exports still selling

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Exports of fashion goods are expected to meet their target of 5% growth from 586 billion baht last year despite the slumping economy and daily minimum wage hike prompting some manufacturers to relocate to neighbouring countries. 

Atchaka Sibunruang, director-general of the Industrial Promotion Department, said fashion exports should achieve the department's goal, as the baht is weaker this year, driving shipments.

In 2013, fashion goods export revenue grossed 586 billion baht, with gem and jewellery products accounting for 306 billion, followed by 227 billion for textiles and garments and 53 billion for leather and footwear.

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