Exports seen up 9% this year, but trade war a risk
published : 12 Jul 2018 at 19:22
Thailand's exports are expected to increase 9% this year, more than earlier forecast, as the global economy continues to expand, though a trade war is a risk, Commerce Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong said on Thursday.
Exports will definitely be higher than the previous target of 8% and "a 9% figure is most likely", the minister said.
Exports -- a key driver of Southeast Asia's second-largest economy -- rose 11.55% in January-May from a year earlier. Shipments rose 9.9% in 2017.