Trade surplus touches over US$ 1.81 bln

07:43 | 27/08/2014

VGP – Viet Nam ran a trade surplus of US$ 1.81 billion for the first eight and a half months of 2014, according to the Viet Nam Customs.

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In the first half of August, the country gained a trade surplus of US$ 17 million. Total trade volume stood at US$ 12.37 billion, down 11% against the second half of July.

As of August 15, total trade valued nearly US$ 178.35 billion, representing a year-on-year increase of 12.9%.

Export turnover touched nearly US$ 90.08 billion, up 14.6% against the same period last year. Meanwhile, imports reached almost US$ 88.27 billion, posting a year-on-year surge of 11.2%./.

By Kim Loan