Trade surplus surpasses US$1 billion
15:06 | 22/10/2017
VGP – As of October 15, Viet Nam’s trade exchanges were estimated at US$325.41 billion, up 20.9% or nearly US$56.35 billion against the same period last year, according to the Viet Nam Customs.

Photo: VGP/Thuy Dung

Of the total figure, export and import values reached US$163.25 billion and US$162.16 billion, year-on-year increases of 20.2% and 21.7%, respectively, which means trade surplus stood at around US$1.09 billion.

Key export items included phones and accessories (US$34 billion), garment (US$20.2 billion), computers, electronics and spare parts (US$19.6 billion) and footwear (US$11.1 billion).

Meanwhile, three items witnessed the import value exceeding US$10 billion such as computers, electronics and spare parts (US$28.7 billion), machines and equipment (US$26.6 billion) and phones and accessories (US$11.7 billion).

The export turnover of the FDI sector climbed up 24.4% to more than US$215.88 billion, accounting for 66.3% of the country’s total export value.

In the first half of October, the trade surplus of the foreign funded sector was estimated at US$1.6 billion, raising the total trade surplus of the sector to US$15.55 billion./.

By Thuy Dung

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