RTTNews - Thailand's consumer price index or CPI declined 1% year-on-year in August, compared with a 4.4% fall in the previous month, the Commerce Ministry said on Tuesday. Economists expected a decrease of 1.3%.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.4% in August.

The core inflation, which excludes fresh food and fuel prices, dropped 0.2% on an annual basis in August. The core inflation came in line with economists' expectations.

Thailand's economy grew in the second quarter on a quarterly basis, after contracting in the preceding two quarters, signaling that the economy has emerged from a recession. The gross domestic product rose a seasonally adjusted 2.3% sequentially in the second quarter, reversing from a 1.8% drop in the first quarter.

On August 26, the Bank of Thailand had retained its key policy interest rate at 1.25% per annum.

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