Imports in Thailand

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Thailand - Imports (percent change)

Exports rebound in March

In March, the trade balance recorded a USD 1.6 billion surplus. The reading was below the USD 3.0 billion surplus observed in the same month last year but mirrored February’s figure. The 12-month sum of the trade balance recorded a USD 16.5 billion surplus in March, which was down from the USD 17.9 billion surplus seen in the previous month.

Exports in March rose 9.2% on an annual basis, contrasting the 2.8% decrease seen in February and well above market analysts’ forecast of a 1.9% increase. Imports recorded another month of buoyant growth, rising 19.3% in March (February: +20.4% year-on-year).

In 2017, FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect exports to increase 3.6% and they see the trade surplus reaching USD 30.9 billion. For 2018, panelists expect exports to expand 3.8% and the trade surplus to be USD 28.0 billion.

Thailand - Imports (%) Data

2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  
Imports (annual variation in %)-23.3  37.3  26.8  8.4  0.3  

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