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.