Gov’t to debate socio-economic performance, policy making tomorrow
19:55 | 28/02/2018
VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc will preside over Cabinet meeting on Thursday to review socio-economic performance in the first two months and discuss amendments to a number of laws.

The Cabinet meeting is scheduled to take place tomorrow. Photo: VGP

In the reviewed period, export values were estimated at US$33.62 billion, up 22.9%, posting a trade surplus of over US$1 billion, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

Industrial production increased by 15.2%, or six time higher than that of the same period last year, in which processing and manufacturing and mineral exploitation grew 17.7% and 5.7%, respectively.

Inbound tourists rose 29.7% to over 2.86 million while disbursed volume of foreign direct investment climbed 9.7% compared to just 3.3% of the same period last year.

More than 18,700 new enterprises were established, an increase of 29.4% in term of quantity and 29.3% in term of registered capital.

The consumer price index picked up 2.9% on average compared to 5.12% of the first two months of 2017./.

By Hai Minh

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