Thailand: Inflation comes in at highest level since July 2008 in May
Consumer prices rose 1.40% from the previous month in May, accelerating from April’s 0.34% increase. May’s result was the highest reading since September 2021. The increase was primarily driven by rising prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Inflation rose to 7.1% in May from April’s 4.6%. May’s figure represented the highest inflation rate since July 2008. Annual average inflation rose to 3.0% in May (April: 2.7%). Finally, core inflation rose to 2.3% in May, from the previous month’s 2.0%.