Factory output up, below forecast

Factory output up, below forecast

Thailand's manufacturing production index (MPI) in January rose by a less than expected 1.99% from a year earlier, the Industry Ministry reported on Monday.

The reading compared with a forecast for a 4.6% rise in output in a Reuters poll, and December's revised 6.66% increase.

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