COVID-19 Cut Thai Automotive Production, Export

Traffic jam next to Siam Paragon in Bangkok

Traffic jam next to Siam Paragon in Bangkok. Photo: Uwe Schwarzbach / flickr. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

BANGKOK, Nov 17 (TNA) — The novel coronavirus heavily hit the production and export of Thai automobiles and the production plunged by 35.53% year-on-year last month.

Surapong Paisitpatanapong, vice chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries, said that in October Thailand produced 149,360 vehicles, down by 2.24% from the same period of last year. Of the amount, 82,157 or 55.01% were produced for local markets. The number rose by 18.81% year-on-year and showed an increase for the second consecutive month.

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