Issue 68

The DITP organised a trade delegation to Colombia, Costa Rica and Peru from June 11 to 22. Twenty Thai enterprises in agricultural products, food and industrial sectors met with new business partners in these countries, resulting in purchasing orders worth US$10.1 million in a year.

“The Latin America region is a potential export market for Thailand. Thai enterprises are satisfied with the business matching outcome.The most popular products for these markets included processed fish, coconut milk, snacks, sauces, lock keys, freezers, water pumps and automotive parts,” DITP Director-General Malee Choklumlerd said.

Thailand’s exports to Latin America during the first five months of this year amounted to US$3.13 billion, a 4.6% growth. Thailand imported US$1.87 billion worth of goods from Latin America, a 9.69% increase on the same period in 2016.