Thailand: April headline inflation rises 4.65% y/y, less than forecast

Thailand’s headline consumer price index (CPI) rose a slower-than-expected 4.65% in April from a year earlier, the Commerce Ministry said on Thursday.

That compared with a forecast for a rise of 4.98% in a Reuters poll and following March’s 5.73% jump. The core CPI index was up 2.0% from a year earlier, in line with a forecast for a 2.01% increase.