The global economic crisis drives Thailand’s vehicle production down 45.4% in the year’s first four months to 252,619 units, the Federation of Thai Industries reports. Spokesman Surapong Phaisitpattanapong tells the Bangkok Post new-car production tumbled 41.8% to 74,239 units, while 1-ton pickup truck output slid 47.1% to 174,063. Production destined for the domestic market fell 31.9% to 147,487 units, due to poor farm-product prices, unstable politics, slow budget disbursement, poor ...

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