VOV.VN - The country earned US$1.41 billion from exporting 2.9 million tonnes of rice over the first five months of the year, a rise of 5.1% in volume and 18.9% in value compared to last year’s figures, according to statistics released by the Agro Processing Market Development Authority.
Ho Chi Minh City attracted 2.77 billion USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first five months of 2019, up 49 percent year-on-year, reported the municipal People’s Committee.
The aquatic export turnover was estimated at 3.2 billion USD in the first five months of 2019, a year-on-year decline of 1.7 percent, according the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Exports of the southern province of Binh Duong hit nearly 10.4 billion USD in the first five months of 2019, a year-on-year rise of 12.2 percent, said Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade Nguyen Van Danh.
Domestic consumption continued to grow in five months of this year thanks to abundant supply, said the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)’s Domestic Market Department.
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Vietnam shipped close to US$122.4 million worth of rice products to Malaysia in the first five months of 2018, surging 177% from the same period last year.
Vietnam witnessed growth in textiles and garment exports to most of the major markets in the first five months of 2018, reported the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
The central coastal province of Quang Binh has attracted 14 investment projects with nearly VND3 trillion (US$129 million) in total capital into its industrial parks and economic zones so far this year.
With 15.8 percent growth in the first five months of this year to 93.09 billion USD, achieving export growth target of more than 10 percent for the whole year is feasible.
Vietnam imported more than 5.56 million tonnes of oil and petroleum products worth nearly 3.6 billion USD in the first five months of the year.
Ho Chi Minh City was the most attractive destination in FDI attraction in the first five months of this year, with US$2.39 billion, or 24.2% of total investment in the period, according to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
The State-run Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) Group produced 74.42 billion kWh of electricity in the first five months of 2018, an increase of 10.5% from a year earlier.
The southern province of Binh Duong earned over US$9.2 billion from outbound shipments in the first five months of 2018, up 16.5% over the same period of 2017, according to Director of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Danh.
Hanoi’s industrial production index rose by 7.8% in the first five months of this year, said Director of the municipal Department of Planning and Investment Nguyen Manh Quyen.
Ho Chi Minh City recorded expanding foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first five months of 2018 thanks to effective trade and investment promotion activities, said the municipal Department of Planning and Investment.
Vietnam exported 141,000 tonnes of cashew in the first five months of 2018, raking in more than US$1.39 billion, reported the Import-Export Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) has contributed 40.8 trillion VND (1.79 billion USD) to the State budget in the first five months of 2018, exceeding the plan by 32 percent and representing 55 percent of the yearly target.
The disbursement of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first five months of 2018 was estimated at US$6.75 billion, up 9.8% year-on-year.