Export turnover drops first half of April

According to the General Statistics Office, Vietnam’s Import-Export turnover since the beginning of the year till April 15 was at $69.75 billion, a year-on-year increase of 19.7 percent, with export revenues estimated at $34.41 billion and import revenues at $35.35 billion.

Worekrs at a pangasius processing factory for export (Photo :SGGP)

Import-Export turnover in the first half of April was at an estimated $10.55 billion, an increase of 4.9 percent compared to March.

Export turnover in first half of April reached nearly $4.67 billion, a decrease of 11.5 percent compared to same period in March.

The slump was seen in key exports such as mobile phones, accessories; precious stones and jewelry; cameras and movie cameras; coal and steel.

In the first half of April, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) enterprises gained $2.7 billion in export revenues, bringing FDI export revenues since the beginning of the year till April 15 to nearly $19.95 billion, accounting for 58 percent of the country’s total export volume.

Import commodities in the first half of April gained $5.88, a rise of 22.9 percent compared to second semester of March.

Main import items saw high increase compared to March, including computers and accessories; electronic products and accessories; transport and spare parts; mobile phones and spares; crude oil; iron and steel; textile and garments.

By Anh Phuong – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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