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POLL-Thai Sept exports seen rising 1.2% y/y

Thailand's customs-cleared exports likely grew 1.2% in September from a year earlier, after declining 4% in the previous month, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.

* reuters://realtime/verb=Open/url=cpurl://apps.cp./Apps/econ-polls?RIC=THCEX%3DECI poll data

* September exports seen up 1.2% y/y vs 4% drop in August

* September imports seen falling 5.35% y/y vs 14.62% down in August

* Data due on Monday, October 21, at around 0330 GMT

BANGKOK, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Thailand's customs-cleared exports likely grew 1.2% in September from a year earlier, after declining 4% in the previous month, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.

Imports in September are expected to have fallen 5.35%, after decreasing 14.62% in August, according to the median forecast of 10 analysts in the poll.

Thailand likely recorded a trade surplus of $2.22 billion in September, compared with a surplus of $2.05 billion in August.

The commerce ministry targets export growth of 3% this year. However, last month, an official from the ministry had said it would be difficult to achieve the target. (Reporting by Satawasin Staporncharnchai; editing by Uttaresh.V) ((orathai.sriring@tr.com; +662 6489729; Reuters Messaging: orathai.sriring.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net)) Keywords: THAILAND ECONOMY/TRADE (POLL)

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