Thai April Exports Beat Expectations with a Rise of 6.8%

Thailand’s customs-based exports rose 6.8% in April from a year earlier, according to the official announcement from the commerce ministry on Thursday, beating analysts’ expectations for a 0.35% YoY growth in a Reuters poll, following March’s 10.9% decline.

Meanwhile, imports for April saw an increase of 8.3% YoY, higher than a 5.05% forecast by Reuters poll.

The Commerce Ministry noted that the rising trend for exports should continue in April.