BANGKOK, May 11 (Bernama) -– Thailand''s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
is expecting the consumer goods prices to return to normal by the third quarter
of the year.
She said the prices would be gradually adjusted during the second quarter
although the impact of last year''s devastating floods still could be felt during
"In the third quarter to the fourth quarter of this year, the problem of
price hikes of consumer goods will be over," she said here today.
While asking cooperation from vendors not to raise prices, she said the
government had also opened up outlets to sell consumer goods, especially food
products at reasonable prices.
She said seasonal factors had also contributed to the price hikes but was
confident it could be overcome soon.
Many Thais have voiced their concern over escalating prices especially on
food products, prompting the government to checked on the matter although
initially the government denied the occurrence of such a problem.
JM JM HA