Exports turn over touches US$19 billion

According to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam, the country’s export turnover in the first quarter of the year reached an estimated US$19.2 billion, an increase of nearly 34 percent over the same period last year.

Handicraft workers at the Quan Quan Export Company in HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

The domestic sector moved up by 40 percent to reach US$8.7 billion. While the foreign invested sector rose by 29 percent to peak at US$10.4 billion.

Of the export commodities, processed industrial goods showed the highest turnover of  US$12.2 billion. This was about 31 percent higher than the same period last year and accounted for nearly 64 percent of the total export turnover.

Prices and the volume of goods have greatly increased, contributing US$4.8 billion to the total export turnover during the first quarter.

By Do Linh – Translated by Hai Mien

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