In April alone, the total import-export turnover dropped 10.8% from March’s figures to around US$35.7 billion, with US$18.2 billion coming from exports and US$17.5 billion from imports.
In general, the monthly trade value is around US$36 billion. It is noteworthy that Vietnam continues to record a trade surplus of US$700 million in April, bringing the total trade surplus for the first four months of 2018 to US$3.39 billion.
Major export staples in April included mobile phones and components, garments-textiles, computers, electronics and components. Computers, electronics and components took the lead among export products with US$3 billion in April and US$13.42 billion over the first four months.