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The Bank of Thailand (BOT) is considering revising down its growth forecasts for the country due to weak export performance. The initial projection of 3.6% growth for this year may be adjusted to the mid-3% range.

Key Takeaways

  • The Bank of Thailand is considering revising down its growth forecasts due to weak export performance, potentially impacting the country’s economic recovery.
  • Despite export challenges, Thailand’s recovery is supported by robust private consumption and a gradual revival of the tourism sector.
  • The decline of deflation at a faster rate than expected will influence the Bank of Thailand’s approach to interest rate decisions.

The slowdown in economic momentum is mainly attributed to underperforming exports, which have been affected by global challenges. However, Thailand’s recovery is still supported by strong domestic consumption and a gradual revival of the tourism sector.

The BOT’s stance on interest rates will be based on the broader economic outlook rather than short-term fluctuations.

Weak Exports Pose Challenge for Thai Economic Recovery (prd.go.th)

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