Overview of trade activities in Jan-Aug period

15:10 | 24/09/2014

VGP – As of late August, total trade turnover touched nearly US$ 191.4 billion, representing a year-on-year increase of 12.5% or up US$ 21.31 billion in value, according to the General Department of Viet Nam Customs.

Export turnovers of Top 10 biggest hard currency earners in the first eight months (Unit: US$ billion) – Photo: VGP

In the January-August period, export volume valued US$ 97.23 billion, marking a year-on-year increase of 14.4% or US$ 12.24 billion.

Up to 10 groups of commodities joined the US$ 1 billion export club including garments and textile (US$ 13.61 billion); telephones and spare parts (US$ 15.18 billion); footwear (US$ 6.69 billion); crude oil (US$ 6.22 billion); aquatic products (US$ 5.03 billion); coffee (US$ 1.27 billion);peanut (US$ 1.29 billion); rubber (US$ 1.03 billion); rice (US$ 2.04 billion) and computers and spare parts (US$ 6.51 billion).

Meanwhile, import turnover exceeded US$ 94.16 billion, representing a year-on-year increase of 10.7% or US$ 9.07 billion.

Major imports included machines and spare parts (US$ 14.19 billion); computers (US$ 11.16 billion); petrol (US$ 5.72 billion); iron and products (US$ 4.74 billion); fertilizers (US$ 2.49 billion); materials for garments, footwear (US$ 11.2 billion) and automobiles (US$ 806 million)./.

By Kim Loan