Import-export earnings estimated over US$89.3 billion

Vietnam was estimated to have an import-export value of US$89.36 billion in the first three months of 2017, with the figure for March alone hitting about US$33.7 billion, said the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

The three-month sum represented a 17.5% increase compared to the same period last year. 

Of which, export reached US$43.73 billion, up 12.8% year-on-year.

Computers, electronic devices and components recorded the highest annual jump, at 42.3% to reach US$5.31 billion.

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Garment and textile value increased 10.2% from last year to hit US$5.63 billion, while phones and components shipments generated US$7.39 billion, an annual decrease of 10.7%.

Tran Thanh Hai, Vice Director of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Export and Import Administration, noted that growing export value has contributed significantly to improve the balance of payments and boost GDP growth, while reflecting the recovery of domestic production.

Import of raw materials and machinery in service of local production and outsourcing accounted for 80% of the import value of US$45.63 billion, which showed a 22.4% rise year on year, signaling a positive sign for the country’s export activities in the coming months.


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