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Oil consumption up 4-5% during Songkran

Oil consumption has risen by four to five percent during the Songkran festival or from April 12 until April 17

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Oil consumption rises 4-5% during Songkran festival

BANGKOK, 17 April 2019 (NNT) – The Department of Energy Businesses has disclosed that domestic oil consumption has risen by four to five percent during the Songkran festival or from April 12 until April 17, mostly due to journeys between the provinces and Bangkok for the long holiday.

Department of Energy Businesses Director, General Nanthika Thangsupanich said today the 4-5% increase in oil consumption during Songkran accounted for a record 32 million liters of gasoline per day and 68 million liters of diesel per day.

Most of the fuel was for the long holiday from April 12 to April 17 during which festival goers have traveled to their home provinces and then returned to the capital city.

The daily volume of oil consumption is expected to amount to one million barrels, accounting for no less than a three percent increase throughout the year. Besides, she said, most of the consumed oil is supposed to be environmentally friendly.

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Ministry of Commerce pushes for exports to offset trade war aftermath

The Board of Trade of Thailand’s Chairman has proposed temporary border trading points be upgraded to permanent ones and more centers for the distribution of SME goods be opened

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BANGKOK, 12th August 2019 (NNT) – The Board of Trade of Thailand is working with the Ministry of Commerce to add value to the wide range of Thai goods for export, in reaction to the trade war between the United States and China.

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Fruit farmers coping with oversupply and price slumps

Thai Government vows to help fruit farmers, following the problem of product oversupply and price slumps, the Ministry of Commerce said.

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BANGKOK, August 2019 (NNT) – To help fruit farmers, following the problem of product oversupply and price slumps, the Ministry of Commerce has recently used Section 44, of the interim constitution, to engage government and private agencies in assisting them in terms of marketing to help sell the produce, including mangosteens, Lansium demesticum, rambutans, longans and other seasonal fruit.

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Thailand’s Drought disaster estimated 10bn baht ($326M)

The overall damage is expected to escalate to 37 billion baht should the drought extends to September, as the wet season rice cultivation cycle would be affected; that would lower expected Thai economic growth to 2.9 percent from 3 percent.

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BANGKOK, 3rd August 2019 (NNT) – The latest estimate from the University of Thai Chambers of Commerce (UTCC) shows the drought disaster this year has affected some 1,330 square kilometers of farmland, most of which is rice farms, with initial damage estimated at about 10 billion baht.

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