Thai exports to China grow 31% in first 5 months of 2017

PUBLISHED ON MON, JUL 17, 2017 2:46 PM

Thai exports to China grow 31% in first 5 months of 2017

 

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BANGKOK, 17 July 2017 (NNT) - The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) revealed that Thai exports to China in the first 5 months of this year grew 31% compared to the same period a year before. 

DITP Director-General Malee Choklumlerd disclosed that the combined value of Thai exports to China recorded during the first 5 months totaled 11.6 billion US dollars. 

Major exported products included para rubber, plastic beads, chemical products, and cassava. 

Like exports, Thai imports from China in the same period increased 4% to 17 billion US dollars. 

China is the world’s second largest economy. Its gross domestic product (GDP) rose 6.9% in the first quarter of this year. 

China remains a potential market for Thai exporters and investors.

 
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