Foreign direct investment (FDI) sector posted an export turnover of US$117.99 billion as of December 15 this year, increasing 11.5 percent over the same period last year and accounting for 70.3 percent of the country’s number.
|Vinamit fruit processing plant Binh Duong province (Photo: SGGP)|
According to General Customs Department, the sector’s import turnover saw a year on year increase of 5.4 percent to $97.52 billion, contributing to 59 percent of the country’s value.
Vietnam’s export value neared $167.83 billion, up 8.5 percent equivalent to $13.11 billion against a year back. Import turnover touched $165.23 billion, up 4.3 percent equivalent to $6.85 billion.
Total export import turnover approximated $333.06 billion, a year on year increase of 6.4 percent equivalent to $19.96 billion over the same period last year.
The country saw a trade deficit of $228 million within the first half of this month but enjoyed a trade surplus of $2.59 billion this year.