Vegetable sellers at a market in Bangkok (Photo: Reuters)

Bangkok (VNA) – Thailand’s export turnover hit 19.94 billion USD in May, up 13.2 percent year-on-year, reported the Trade Policy and Strategy Office under the Ministry of Commerce.

The country’s revenue reached a record high in the past 52 months and its export earnings are projected to grow 10 percent this year.

Meanwhile, Thailand’s import value rose 18.2 percent to 19 billion USD in May, resulting in a trade surplus of 944 million USD.

According to the office, Thailand’s export revenues increased 7.2 percent to 93.26 billion USD in the first five months of 2017.

The Southeast Asian country’s exports have thriven thanks to positive prospects of the global economy, especially in its key and traditional export markets.-VNA