BANGKOK, May 20 (Reuters) - Thailand's planning agency trimmed its forecast for economic growth this year to 4.2-5.2 percent from its February projection of 4.5-5.5 percent.
Gross domestic product grew a revised 6.5 percent in 2012.
The National Economic and Social Development Board, which compiles GDP data, also cut its 2013 export growth estimate to 7.6 percent from 11.0 percent earlier. It forecast headline inflation of 2.3-3.3 for this year, compared with 3.2 percent earlier.
On April 12, the Bank of Thailand raised its 2013 GDP growth projection to 5.1 percent from 4.9 percent, but cut its export growth prediction for this year to 7.5 percent from 9 percent.
Economists in a Reuters poll last week forecast 2013 economic growth of 4.8 percent.
(Reporting by Kitiphong Thaichareon; Writing by Orathai Sriring; Editing by Richard Borsuk and Alan Raybould) Keywords: THAILAND ECONOMY/FORECASTS
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