Thailand’s Exports Surge 11.9% in June, while Imports Jump 24.5%

Thailand’s exports hit a three-month high of US$26,553 million in June, up 11.85 percent from the same period last year, official data showed on Wednesday.

The figure of exports last month was above the expected 10.5 percent rise.

Exports for the first six months of the year amounted to US$149,185 million, up 12.7 percent on a yearly basis, said Commerce minister Jurin Laksanawisit.

Imports, meanwhile, surged 24.48 percent from a year ago to US$28,082 million, bringing Thailand to record a trade deficit of US$1,529 million in June 2022 compared to a trade surplus of US$1,181 million in June 2021.