By Nopparat Chaichalearmmongkol

BANGKOK--Thailand's trade surplus fell in October, with exports swinging to a contraction while imports continued to expand, said the Commerce Ministry on Monday.

According to raw customs data, Thailand registered a trade surplus of $248 million in October, compared with $2.5 billion in the preceding month.

Exports fell 4.2% year over year to $17.78 billion in October after a 6.4% rise in September. Imports rose 6.5% year over year to $17.53 billion last month after a 5.6% gain in September.

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