BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s current account surplus was $3.38 billion in November, up from $2.91 billion in October, the central bank said on Monday.
Exports declined 7.7% in November from a year earlier, after falling 5% in October.
Imports slumped 13.9% in November from a year earlier, after falling 9.2% in the previous month.
November saw a trade surplus of $1.97 billion, compared with October’s $2.09 billion surplus.
Private consumption in November dropped 0.4% from the previous month, while private investment contracted 1.6%.
The economy is expected to grow close to 2.5% in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, a central bank official said.
(Reporting by Kitiphong Thaichareon; Writing by Orathai Sriring; Editing by Kim Coghill)