Thailand targets higher rice exports of 7.5 mln tonnes this year
BANGKOK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Thailand is aiming for rice exports of 7.5 million tonnes this year, up from a previous target of 7 million tonnes, helped by increased rice production and a weak baht, a government spokesperson said on Thursday.
In the January-July period, rice exports jumped 54% from a year earlier to 4.09 million tonnes, Rachada Dhnadirek said in a statement.
(Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat Writing by Orathai Sriring; Editing by Kanupriya Kapoor)
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