Thai food exports target 10% progress amid rising demand, high quality requirements

The Thai Commerce Ministry goals to boost meals exports by 10% in 2023, driven by growing demand and enhanced Thai standards for high quality, safety, and sustainable production processes.
Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit introduced the goal through the opening of THAIFEX-ANUGA ASIA 2023, expecting food exports to succeed in 1.fifty five trillion baht this yr, up from 1.36 trillion in 2022.
The food and beverage event is about to run until Saturday, with over 100,000 attendees expected over 5 days. The event is anticipated to increase Thai food exports, producing more than 70 billion baht worth of transactions. This year’s occasion is the biggest since 2019, featuring over 3,000 companies and around 6,000 booths from a hundred and forty international locations.
Jurin said…
“This 12 months, Thai meals exports, including agricultural merchandise and numerous money crops, are expected to fare fairly nicely, with first rate prices.”
He added that rice exports are predicted to reach eight million tonnes this year, alongside cassava and fresh fruit exports. Land transport to China has improved via various border checkpoints such as Youyiguan and Mohan.
However, the worldwide financial slowdown presents risk factors for this year’s exports.
A joint report by the Thai Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Thai Industries, and the National Food Institute revealed that meals exports had been valued at 346 billion baht in the first quarter of 2023, up by 10% year-on-year. The growth is attributed to growing world demand for food merchandise, concerns about food safety, the warfare in Ukraine, and extreme weather conditions due to the El Niño phenomenon. The easing of China’s strict zero-Covid restrictions additionally supported the growth of Thai meals exports.
Thought-provoking that gained in the first quarter included sugar, rice, rooster, and fresh fruit. The National Food Institute expects exports of meals products to contract within the second quarter from a excessive base the previous 12 months, then get well within the second half of the 12 months.
In the first half, food product exports are anticipated to achieve 734 billion baht, down 1% year-on-year. The worth is forecast to expand by 5.2% within the second half, with a complete export value of 766 billion baht, reported Bangkok Post.

Visit Limlurcha, honorary president of the Thai Food Processors Association stated the non-public sector is targeting 3-5% progress in meals exports this 12 months..

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