Thailand’s export to Saudi Arabia has increased 21 percent in the first 4
months of this year, partly due to a backlog of undelivered orders
during last year’s flood as well as rising demand.
Siwaluck Nakabhodhi, Director of the Thai Trade Center in
Jeddah , Saudi Arabia , disclosed that the combined value of bilateral
trade between Thailand and Saudi Arabia rose to 3.4 billion USD
during January-April this year, equivalent to an increase of 26.17
percent year-on-year. Thailand imported 2.5 billion USD worth of
goods from the Middle Eastern country while its export was worth 899
million USD, up 21.81 percent.
Thailand ’s number
one export product to Saudi Arabia was automobile and parts,
accounting for 378 million USD which is an 11 percent increase.
Air-conditioners were in the second place with 91 million USD and rubber
came in third with 57 million USD.-VNA/NNT