BANGKOK, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Thailand recorded a current account surplus of $3.0 billion in August after a surplus of $1.79 billion in the previous month, the central bank said on Wednesday.
Exports, a key driver of growth, declined 8.2% in August from a year earlier after July’s 11.9% drop.
Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy in August performed better than July by recording smaller falls in exports and industrial manufacturing, the central bank said in a statement.
It has forecast the economy will contract a record 7.8% this year due to the coronavirus pandemic impact. (Reporting by Kitiphong Thaichareon; Writing by Orathai Sriring; Editing by)
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