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Thai auto production tops 2m, first time in 5 years

Brisk domestic demand drives 9% increase, but trade war hampers 2019

An employee works at a Mitsubishi Motors plant in Thailand. The country is known as the "Detroit of Asia" for its car production.
An employee works at a Mitsubishi Motors plant in Thailand. The country is known as the "Detroit of Asia" for its car production.

BANGKOK -- Thailand produced more than 2 million automobiles last year, surpassing that mark for the first time since 2013 thanks to a rebound in domestic demand.

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