Ten month trade surplus exceeds $3.5 billion

Vietnam enjoyed a trade surplus of US$3.5 billion during the first ten months this year when export value reached $144 billion and import value touched $140.5 billion, reported the General Statistics Office of Vietnam.

Electronic device manufacturing at a plant in Binh Thanh district, HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

Major export items include phone and components with the value hitting $28.3 billion, a year on year increase of 10 percent. Garment and textile products were up 5.2 percent to near $20 billion.

In addition, there were computers, machines and equipment, footwear and seafood.

At the top of the most imported list was computers, electronic items and components with the value hitting $22.7 billion, up 17.5 percent over the same period last year.

The import value of machines, equipment, tools and accessories was estimated to reach $22.5 billion, down 1.5 percent. Phone and components dropped 6.3 percent to $8.55 billion.

By Che Han – Translated by Hai Mien

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