Exchange Rate in Thailand
Thailand - Exchange Rate (average of period)
Thai baht plummets to new-record low in late-September
On 29 September, the Thai baht slumped to a new record low as it traded at 36.4 THB per USD. The figure was 1.9% weaker than on the same day in the previous month and 12.8% weaker on an annual basis. The baht has lost over 10.0% of its value since the beginning of the year.
The currency has been in freefall since August due to factors such as the devaluation of the Chinese yuan and the 17 August Bangkok bombing. Lately, there are renewed concerns that Thai exports have likely recorded another weak annual variation in the third quarter due to underperforming global demand. Adding to that, anticipation of an interest rate hike in the U.S. later this year is adding pressure on the currency.
After hitting a record-low, the Thai baht has appreciated slightly against the greenback. On 13 October, the currency traded at 35.4 THB per USD. The figure represented a 1.5% appreciation over the same day in the previous month and a 9.5% depreciation on an annual basis.
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect the baht ending this year at 35.0 THB per USD. Next year, the panel sees the currency trading at 35.4 THB per USD.
Thailand - Exchange Rate (aop) Data
|Exchange Rate (vs USD, aop)||30.68||32.44||34.21||35.24||33.90|
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Thailand Exchange Rate (aop) Chart
Source: Thomson Reuters.
|Bond Yield||2.63||0.0 %||Aug 15|
|Exchange Rate||33.29||0.17 %||Aug 15|
|Stock Market||1,676||-1.41 %||Aug 15|
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August 8, 2018
At the Monetary Policy Committee meeting of the Bank of Thailand (BoT), which was held on 8 August, the committee voted six-to-one to maintain the one-day repurchase rate at 1.50%.
August 1, 2018
Consumer prices decreased 0.05% over the previous month in July, a softer drop than the prior month’s 0.09% decrease.
July 31, 2018
Manufacturing output grew 4.7% year-on-year in June, which was above May’s revised 2.9% annual increase (previously reported: +3.2% year-on-year).
July 23, 2018
Thailand’s trade surplus grew to a seven-month high of USD 1.6 billion in June, up from the USD 1.2 billion surplus registered in May, primarily due to softer import growth.
June 29, 2018
In annual terms, manufacturing output grew 3.2% in May, up from the prior month’s revised 3.1% year-on-year growth rate (previously reported: +4.0% year-on-year).