Production recovers, exports show good results

Industrial production increased 6.7 percent in the first nine months this year, up from 4.8 percent and 5.3 percent in the same period in the last two years, reported the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

In the nine months, exports reached US$109.6 billion accounting for 75.4 percent of the year’s plan. This year, it is expected to increase 12 percent against last year to hit US$148 billion.

Imports are forecast to hit US$146.5 billion, up 11 percent over last year, creating a trade surplus of US$1.5 billion. 

By Ha My – Translated by Hai Mien

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