Thailand’s rice exports remain gloomy this year World

Thailand’s rice exports remain gloomy this year

Thailand’s rice exports are expected to recover slightly from an estimated 5.8 million tonnes in 2020, which was the lowest in 20 years due to weak global purchasing power caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a container shortage and the strong baht.
Strong baht poses challenges to Thai rice farmers World

Strong baht poses challenges to Thai rice farmers

Thailand’s rice sector is enduring one of its most difficult periods as a strong baht has made its exports uncompetitive, said Chookiat Ophaswongse, Honorary President of the Thai Rice Exporters Association (TREA).​
Droughts hit Thailand’s rice sector ASEAN

Droughts hit Thailand’s rice sector

This is a tough year for Thailand’s rice sector due to prolonged droughts in the northeast and strong baht (THB), said Honorary President of the Thai Rice Exporters Association Chookiat Ophaswongse.
Thai tourism authority lowers revenue estimate World

Thai tourism authority lowers revenue estimate

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has lowered its estimate for tourism revenue growth in 2019 from 10 percent to 9.5 percent due to global slowdown, strong baht and rising fuel prices.
Strong baht stirs worries for Thailand’s exports World

Strong baht stirs worries for Thailand’s exports

The Thai baht has staged a strong recovery against US dollar after suffering a brief sell-off earlier this year, but the Thai Government is increasingly worried that continual strength in the currency could hit exports.