The figure showed an increase of 9.5% year on year and accounted for over one fourth of the country’s total import-export revenue.
Of the figure, Vietnam’s export revenues were US$78.98 billion, a rise of 8.4% over the previous year and accounting for 36.7% of the country’s total export value.
Meanwhile, imports from G7 countries reached US$34.03 billion, an increase of 12.3% and contributing 16% to total import revenue.
As a result, in 2017, Vietnam enjoyed a trade surplus of US$44.95 billion with G7 countries.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc of Vietnam was invited to attend the G7 Outreach Summit in Charlevoix region, Canada’s Quebec state, from June 8-10.
Vietnam and Bangladesh are the only Asian countries to be invited to the event, proving that G7 member states and the host, Canada, highly appreciate Vietnam’s role and stature.