Trade between Thailand and 17 partners reach 140 billion USD in 2019's first half

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-13 00:25:17|Editor: yan
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BANGKOK, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- The Thai Department of Trade Negotiations under the Commerce Ministry on Monday said that the total trade value between Thailand and its Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) partner countries reached over 140 billion U. S. dollars in the first half of the year.

The Department of Trade Negotiations website announced that trade figures between Thailand and its 17 FTA partners show overall trade in the first half of 2019 reaching 142.97 billion U. S. dollars, with 70.16 billion dollars from export and 72.81 billion from import.

The website also indicated that trade value between Thailand and other nine members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) reached 53.56 billion U. S. dollars, ranking the first.

"Automobiles and spare parts, processed oils, chemicals, jewellery and accessories, and plastic beads were the main export products from Thailand," said the report.

China ranks the second with the total trade value with Thailand reaching 37.85 billion U.S. dollars, with Japan, Australia, South Korea coming after.

Plastic beads, rubber products, chemicals; fresh, chilled, frozen, and dried fruits; computers and parts are the main export products from Thailand to China, said the report.