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* Thai domestic car sales in May jumped 27.9 percent from a year earlier to 84,965 units, after April’s 25.2 percent rise, the Federation of Thai Industries said on Monday.
* Sales were lifted by launch of new models, higher private and public investment, and stronger exports and imports.
* Thailand is a regional vehicle production and export base for the world’s top automobile manufacturers. (Reporting by Kitiphong Thaichareon Writing by Orathai Sriring Editing by Sunil Nair)