US continues to be top importer of Vietnam

The US continues to be the biggest importer of Vietnamese goods in the first four months of this year, buying US$9.93 billion worth of products, posting a yearly rise of 15.7 percent, according to statistics of the General Department of Customs.

Processing tra fish for exports (Photo: VNA)

The European Union followed with US$9.32 billion, up nearly 9 percent, while the ASEAN came third with US$6.02 billion, a drop of 0.5 percent. China’s import of Vietnamese goods dropped 3.6 percent to US$4.82 billion.

Meanwhile, China remains the biggest supplier of goods to Vietnam in the four-month period, with US$15.3 billion worth of goods shipped to the Southeast Asian country.

Trade with Asian countries made up 66.6 percent in Vietnam’s foreign trade with a total value of US$67.6 billion for the period, up 11.3 percent year on year.

At the same time, import-export activities between Vietnam and American countries generated US$16.66 billion, a year-on-year increase of 19.4 percent.

Two-way trade between Vietnam and Europe came to US$13.82 billion, a 6.9 percent rise.

Trade with African countries jumped 15 percent to US$1.52 billion.

According to the General Department of Customs, in January-April, Vietnam recorded US$101.5 billion in import-export revenues, up 11.6 percent against the same period last year.

The country exported nearly US$49.7 billion worth of commodities or 6.9 percent year-on-year rise, while imported goods worth US$51.8 billion, up 16.6 percent on a yearly basis.

Source: VNA

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