Food exports expected to climb 14% this year

THAILAND - The outlook for the Thai food industry remains brisk, with exports targeted to grow by a healthy 14% this year, boosted by higher shipments of shrimp and processed chicken.

According to Deputy Commerce Minister Suriya Larpwisuthisin, Thailand's food exports were expected to net the country about US$10.16 billion this year.

He made the comment at the opening yesterday of ThaiFex: World of Food Asia 2005, being held at Muang Thong Thani until Sunday.

With over 1,700 booths, the event aims to showcase the strengths and variety of the Thai food industry. Organisers include Export Promotion Department, the Thai Chamber of Commerce and the German exhibition organiser Koelnmesse GmbH.

Source: BangkokPost
calendar icon 20 May 2005
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