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Growth soars to 18.9 per cent

Q4 data likely to bring 2012 figure to 6.4 per cent

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The Thai economy expanded sharply year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2012, reflecting a rebound from the impact of widespread floods in late 2011. 

Gross domestic product grew by 18.9 per cent in the three months to December from a year earlier after expanding a revised 3.1 per cent in the previous quarter.

The latest figures released Monday marks the fastest growth since Thailand began compiling data in 1993, according to the report of the National Economic and Social Development Board.

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