THAI FRUIT EXPORTS JUMP UNDER FTA DEALS 

Economy March 29, 2019 01:00

By The Nation

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Thailand exports $2.65 billion worth of fruits last year, a 17.05 per cent increase for the previous year, driven by the country's free trade agreements (FTA) with Asean, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Chili, and Hong Kong, according to Auramon Supthaweethum, director general of Trade Negotiations Department under the Commerce Ministry. 



 She added that Asean and China are the main markets for Thai fruits, acounting for $2.13 billion or about 80 per cent of the total value of Thai fruit export last year, The top three export items are durian, Longan, and mangosteen.