By The Nation
The ministry announced the year-on-year growth rate amid anticipation that Thailand's full-year export figures will remain positive. Last year, exports which constituted about 70 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) went up 1 per cent after three years of contraction.
Last month, Thailand had a trade surplus of $826 million.
The rising export growth is attributed mainly to higher oil prices encouraging more shipments of petroleum products.