During the period, the total foreign trade value came to about US$331.57 billion, up 14% year on year.
The country shipped overseas US$168.57 billion worth of goods, while spending US$163 billion on imports. The figures represented annual increases of 16.3 and 11.7% year on year respectively.
Export revenues of the foreign-invested sector reached US$118.81 billion, increasing 16.4% against the same period in 2017 and accounting for 70.5% of the country’s total export value.
Meanwhile their import spendings were at US$97.63 billion or 59.9% of Vietnam’s total imports. The figure was 11.8% higher than that of the same period last year.