Factory output unexpectedly falls

Factory output unexpectedly falls

Laem Chabang port, Chonburi province. (File photo)
Laem Chabang port, Chonburi province. (File photo)

Thailand's manufacturing production index (MPI) in October dropped 3.71% from a year earlier, due to weaker exports and refinery maintenance shutdowns, the Industry Ministry said on Wednesday.

The figure compares with a forecast rise of 1.2% in factory output for October in a Reuters poll, and after September's revised 3.34% rise year-on-year.

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