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Thai factory output rises 14.52% in Aug, beats forecast

Thai factory output rises 14.52% in Aug, beats forecast

FILE PHOTO: A view of the Port of Bangkok, Thailand, March 25, 2016. Picture taken March 25, 2016. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/

BANGKOK : Thailand's manufacturing production index (MPI) in August rose a more than expected 14.52 per cent from a year earlier, helped by an easing of COVID-19 curbs, the industry ministry said on Wednesday.

That compares with a forecast rise of 10.1 per cent in factory output for August in a Reuters poll, and after July's revised 6.39 per cent rise from a year earlier.

(This story refiles to add dropped percentage sign in headline)

Source: Reuters
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