Trade surplus reaches US$ 1.5 bln by first half of 2014

Total import-export turnover in the first half of 2014 attained about US$ 140 billion, an increase of 13 percent compared to the same period last year, said General Department of Vietnam Custom.

Accordingly, in the first half of 2014, Vietnam’s total export turnover reached US$ 71 billion, up 15 percent, equivalent to an increase of US$ 9 billion compared to the same period last year. Total import turnover reached over US$ 69.6 billion, a rise of 11 percent, equivalent to an increase of US$ 6.92 billion compared to the same period last year.

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) sector gained more than US$ 43 billion from export in the last 6 months, a rise of 17 percent, accounting for 61.5 percent of the country’s total export value. Import value of FDI reached nearly US$ 39 billion, up 10.7 percent and gained 56 percent of Vietnam’s total import value.

Ng. Quang – Translated by Mai Quyen

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