Trade surplus hits US$3 bln as of August 15
16:46 | 21/08/2019

VGP – As of August 15, Viet Nam’s total exports and imports hit US$311 billion, and the country enjoyed a trade surplus of US$3 billion, according to the General Department of Customs. 

Within the first 15 days of August, Viet Nam gained US$11.947 billion from export, raising the total export value of the nation from January to August 15 to US$157.351 billion, a year-on-year increase of 8.4%. 

Three items had the export value exceeding US$1 billion within 15 days including phones and accessories US$2.85 billion, computers, electronics and spare parts US$1.65 billion and garments US$1.5 billion. These three items continue to take the lead in the export value with US$30.33 billion, US$20.2 billion and US$19.9 billion, respectively. 

The nation’s imports were estimated at US$10.754 billion in the first 15 days of August, bringing the total import value to US$154.426 billion, up 8.1%. 

US$1 billion import club in 15 days of August include computers, electronics and accessories (US$2.5 billion), machines, equipment and tools (US$1.53 billion). These two items had the import values of US$31 billion and US$22.3 billion, respectively, as of August 15.

By Thuy Dung 

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