Ten-month imports, exports hit US$217.59 billion

Latest data from the General Statistics Office showed that total imports and exports hit US$25.12 billion in October, up 11.9 percent compared to the previous month.

Of which, exports reached $12.61 billion, up 12.8 percent and imports touched $12.51 billion, up 11 percent, resulting in a trade surplus of more than $100 million in October.

Since the beginning of this year, total import and export turnover in the first ten months was at $217.59 billion, up 15.9 percent year-on-year, with exports at $108.72 billion and imports at $108.87 billion, up 16 percent and 15.9 percent year-on-year, respectively.

Total imports and exports of foreign direct investment sector in first ten months reached $128.65 billion, accounting for 59.1 percent of the country’s total imports and exports.

By the end of October, trade gap was at $146 million, down 6.8 percent compared to the same period last year.

By T.Trinh – Translated by Thuy Doan

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