Exports were also up on January, when the value fell by 1.98% y-o-y to $17.9 billion, permanent secretary Srirat Rastapana said.
Imports in February totalled $16.596 billion, down 16.62%, for a trade surplus of $1.767 billion for the month.
Exports of industrial goods rose by 6.8% in February, but shipments of agricultural products dropped by 5.7%.
For the first two months of 2014, Thailand’s exports totalled $36.2 billion, 0.20% higher than the same period of 2013. Imports during the period totalled $37 billion, down 16% year-on-year.
Ms Srirat said the ministry still maintains its export target for 2014 at 5% growth on the assumption that the global economy would expand 3.7% and an exchange rate of 31.50 baht for the US dollar.