Dr.Pornpen Sodsrichai, Director, Monetary Policy Group, The overallIn June 2018, the Thai economy expanded broadly, driven by both domestic and external demand. Merchandise exports and the tourism sector expanded solidly. Private consumption increased in most categories. The continued expansion in both external and domestic demand contributed to the growth of manufacturing production. Private investment expanded from investment in machinery and equipment. However, public spending, excluding transfers, expanded at a slower pace than the previous month.