Thai planning agency trims 2012 GDP, export forecasts

Thailand's economy is expected to grow 5.5 percent this year. 

That's at the lower end of the 5.5 to 6 percent range seen in August. 

Thailand's state planning agency said the country's economy could expand 4.5 to 5.5 percent in 2013. 

Economists in a Reuters poll forecast economic growth of 5.3 percent for 2012 and 4.5 percent for 2013.