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10 May 2019

Agriculture

Prolonged Drought in 2019 May Result in about THB1 Billion in Economic Loss (Current Issue No.2991)

As drought is projected to last until July 2019 instead of the end of May forecasted before, based on low water levels in reservoirs, especially in the central and northeastern regions, and the delay in rainfalls during June-July 2019, it is expected that the second-season rice and sugarcane, which ... Read more

23 Apr 2019

Agriculture

Rubber price may increase slightly in 2Q19 but pressure persists throughout this year (Current Issue No.2983)

The attempt by the three natural rubber producing countries (Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia) to boost rubber prices in 2Q19 by curbing rubber exports by 240,000 metric tons for four months from April-July 2019 amid the downward trend of rubber prices may prop up rubber prices somewhat. The measur... Read more

6 Mar 2019

Agriculture

Drought in 2019 expected to cause economic losses of around THB15.3 billion (Current Issue No.2972)

Signs of drought in 2019 are imminent as the summer has come sooner and is expected to last longer than in previous years, affecting rainfall amounts and lowering water levels in the country’s major reservoirs. KResearch holds the view that this year’s drought could persist through the month of May.... Read more

15 Feb 2019

Agriculture

Plant factories… unveil a new chapter in Thai agriculture with its cost expected to be 20 % cheaper in 3 yearv (Current Issue No.2967)

KResearch holds the view that plant factories present a new and interesting option for farmers to use as a farming tool because of its precision in controlling farming environments by using technology and innovation. Plant factories answer the demands of the Agriculture 4.0 era by increasing agricul... Read more

24 Jan 2019

Agriculture

EU’s Removal of “Yellow Card” Warning Improves Thai Fishing Industry’s Image…2019 Seafood Exports to EU Projected to Grow 0.0-2.0% (Current Issue No.2958)

On January 8, 2019, the European Union (EU) announced to lift the so-called “Yellow Card” or warning on Thailand for our substantial progress in tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Although the removal helps improve the image of Thai seafood products, such exports the EU wil... Read more

10 Jan 2019

Agriculture

Farm income in 2019…relies primarily on government measures. (Current Issue No.2954)

In 2019, KResearch views that the government’s agricultural assistance policies will be crucial for the farm sector. The government’s ongoing farm support measures which follow up on the projects implemented in the previous year, especially the short-term ones, including direct subsidy and income su... Read more

15 Feb 2018

Agriculture

Rice and Cassava Prices Continue to Grow in 2018 But Close Attention Needed toward Other Farm Produce (Current Issue No. 2902 Full Ed.)

KResearch views that the price trends seen in major agricultural produce are already showing a mixed picture in 2018. Some produce are projected to gain higher prices, e.g., rice and cassava, which should return to price gains after less appealing prices in 2017, increasing 2.0 and 21.4 percent YoY ... Read more

21 Dec 2017

Agriculture

Higher Rubber Prices Expected for 1Q18 … But Full-Year Average should be Watched (Current Issue No. 2886 Full Ed.)

KResearch views that rubber prices will likely rise during the first quarter of 2018 (‘1Q18'), given positive factors that include... Read more

6 Oct 2017

Agriculture

Drones for Agriculture…New Option for Agriculture 4.0 (Current Issue No. 2874 Full Ed.)

Aerial drones for agriculture could be an interesting option as an agricultural tool that offers high precision. They are now becoming very... Read more

27 Jul 2017

Agriculture

Rice Prices to Improve in 2H17 On Dwindling Stocks (Current Issue No. 2860 Full Ed.)

It is expected that Thai rice prices will increase in 2H17 over those seen in 1H17 due to the psychological effect of gradual declines in domestic... Read more

27 Jul 2017

Agriculture

Rice Prices to Improve in 2H17 on Dwindling Stocks (Current Issue No.2860)

It is expected that Thai rice prices will increase in 2H17 over those seen in 1H17 due to the psychological effect of gradual declines in domestic rice stocks, meaning that existing rice stockpiles should be completely exhausted within 2017. The uplift will also be driven by increased demand for Tha... Read more