14:41 | 18/11/2014
VGP – The South Eastern Region makes up 45.6% of the country’s total export turnover and enjoyed a trade surplus of over US$ 4 billion in the first ten months of 2014.
A corner of Ho Chi Minh City – Illustration photo
The General Department of Viet Nam Customs reported that as of late October, the country’s trade turnover touched over US$ 245.3 billion, up 12.8% against the same period last year or nearly US$ 27.8 billion.
In the reviewed period, export volume valued over US$ 123.83 billion, up 14.1% or over US$ 15.28 billion in value. Import turnover reached over US$ 121.47 billion, up 11.5% or nearly US$ 12.52 billion.
In the South Eastern Region, six provinces and cities namely HCM City, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Tay Ninh and Dong Nai accounted for 45.6% of the total export revenue and 43.2% of the total import turnover.
HCM City continued to lead in trade turnover, earning an export value of nearly US$ 26.5 billion and making imports worth US$ 25.2 billion. The city was the third largest contributor to the national trade surplus.
Binh Duong ranked second with over US$ 14 billion in export revenue and US$ 11 billion in import turnover and enjoyed the largest trade surplus amount of US$ 3 billion.
The Department reported that as of late October, four provinces and cities earned over US$ 10 billion in export revenue, including HCM City with nearly US$ 26.5 billion; Bac Ninh with US$ 18 billion; Binh Duong with over US$ 14 billion and Dong Nai with over US$ 10.9 billion.
Meanwhile, 17 provinces and cities pocketed over US$ 1 billion in export turnover./.
By Kim Loan