The total import-export turnover of Vietnam has reached US$30.85 billion in the first two months of the year, up by 16.4 per cent over the same period last year, said General Directorate of Customs.
|File photo shows workers producing furniture at a wooden company|
In the first two months, the country had an import turnover of $15.47 per cent, a year-on-year increase of 8.7 per cent. On the whole, the country’s trade gap for the period was $101 million, accounting for 0.7 per cent of the total export turnover.
Meanwhile, export turnover posted $15.37 billion, an increase of 25.4 per cent over the same period last year.
Commodities showing an increase in export turnover over the past two months were machinery and accessories, at $55 million, wood and furniture at $42 million, seafood at $33 million and steel at $27 million.
The import of crude oil decreased $126 million over the same period of last year, mobile and mobile accessories decreased $103 million and rubber products decreased $53 million.