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The private sector points out that the electricity bill is aggravating, affecting many, keeping an eye on the state to hold diesel until next year

The private sector points out that the electricity bill is aggravating, affecting many, keeping an eye on the state to hold diesel until next year

Mr. Thanit Sorat, Vice Chairman of the Council of Employers, Traders and Industry of Thailand (Econ Thai) Revealing the case of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) having a guideline to increase electricity bills in 3 options for the period January-April 2023 from the current electricity bill charged at about 4.72 baht per unit to 5.37-6.03 baht per unit unit that electricity cost is the main cost of industry and service sector Especially in industries related to manufacturing. and retail, wholesale, large department stores Which, if concluded and there is an increase in the automatic variable electricity tariff (FT), will greatly aggravate the business sector. Because in 2023, since the beginning of the year, entrepreneurs have to raise the minimum wage for labor, fuel costs, various raw materials. It is also stable at a high level.

“Electricity costs that are prepared to increase will affect the business sector differently If the business group, large department stores are affected a lot The burden will fall on the lessee. That may have to be charged more rent due to increasing costs Users may be affected by additional service charges. which will affect each other intermittently And will affect the inflation rate in 2022, which is expected to be at 6.3% and if it is aggravated by rising energy prices, it may cause in 2023 Thailand will continue to face inflation, ”said Mr. Thanit.

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Mr. Thanit said, but another thing that is more worrying about electricity costs is the price of oil, although the government currently holds the price of diesel. But it is not possible to predict how long the government can hold. And there is also a matter of reducing the excise tax on oil that is nearing the end of the specified period. What is worrying is that this period is the last arc of the current government. If these measures are not taken It’s even more aggravating for entrepreneurs.

including the public sector But believes that the government will continue to carry measures to freeze diesel prices. because it is a measure that affects the vote And now the government bears all this problem. by using the fuel fund as a carrier both in terms of fixing oil prices and gas tax Because if not carried, diesel prices will go up even more. which this problem looks like the face is more afraid than the increase in electricity bills

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