Thai May heading CPI leaps 7.1% y/y, beats projection By Reuters

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s heading customer cost index (CPI) increased a much faster than anticipated 7.10% in May from a year previously, the commerce ministry stated on Monday.

That compared to a projection increase of 5.78% in a Reuters survey and following April’s 4.65% boost. The core CPI index was up 2.28% from a year previously, likewise beating a projection for a 2.2% increase.


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