ROYAL SEAL OF APPROVAL FOR AUTHENTIC THAI SILK TRADITIONS TO BE UPHELD TO BOOST ECONOMY

THE PRODUCTION of Thai silk is rising fast as demand for this luxury fabric increases worldwide. Thailand is the fourth largest producer of silk in the world, having produced 202,073 tonnes in 2015, as reported by the International Sericultural Commission. Thai silk output has increased from 2011’s 130, 286 tonnes; rising to 2012’s 152,910 tonnes; 159,737 tonnes in 2013; and 178,058 tonnes in 2014. In 2016, the Thai Customs Department listed Japan, United States and Germany as the top three countries to which Thailand exports silks. The export products ...


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