Director of the Trade Policy and Planning Office Pimchanok Wonkorporn (Source: nwnt.prd.go.th)

Bangkok (NNT/VNA) - The Thai Ministry of Commerce reports exports in November of this year grew 13.36 percent, the highest rate for the year, with overall exports during the first 11 months up 10.01 percent.

The value of exports in November was 21.434 billion USD. Trade with south Asian countries grew most, increasing 41.8 percent, while in ASEAN exports were up 27.1 percent; to Australia, 26 percent; to China, 16.9 percent; and to the US, 10.7 percent.

The best performing products were agricultural and processed agricultural goods such as rice, which achieved a record high volume of 1.5 million tons sold, Para rubber, frozen fruits, frozen and processed chicken and sugar. Industrial products that performed well included rubber, car parts and computer parts.

Director of the Trade Policy and Planning Office Pimchanok Wonkorporn said that with trade over the first 11 months totalling 216.953 billion USD, up 10.1 percent, the full year value of trade should be no less than 10 percent up and come in above 230 billion USD.

The value of imports in November totalled 19.672 billion USD, up 13.7 percent. Over the first 11 months the country bought 227.44 billion USD worth of goods from overseas, 14.5 percent higher on-year. The trade surplus stands at 14.209 billion USD.-VNA