Trade turnover, retail sales figures recorded in February

11:10 | 02/03/2015

VGP – Viet Nam enjoyed a trade surplus of US$630 million in the first half of February, according to the Viet Nam Customs.

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In the reviewed period, the nation gained US$7.33 billion from exporting, bringing the total export turnover to US$20.72 billion so far this year.

Five commodities raked in  over US$1 billion in export turnover, including phones and spare parts US$3.75 billion, garment US$3.09 billion, computers, electronics and accessories US$1.95 billion, footwear US$1.63 billion, and machines, equipment and tools US$1.02 billion.

The country’s import turnover in the first fifteen days of February reached US$6.7 billion, raising the total import turnover to US$20.43 billion.

Machines, equipment and tools recorded the largest import turnover with US$3.9 billion, followed by computers, electronics and spare parts with US$2.93 billion, phones and accessories with US$1.38 billion, and fabrics with US$1.12 billion.

As by February 15, the nation posted a trade surplus of US$290 million.

According to the General Statistics Office, the total retail sales and service revenues achieved VND542,700 billion over the past two months of this year, witnessing a year-on-year increase of 11.4%.  

In February only, the figure represented a year-on-year increase of 11.6%, attaining VND276,000 billion, up 3.7% compared to the previous month.

Of the figure, the State sector, non-State businesses, and foreign-invested enterprises contributed VND29,500 billion, VND237,000 billion, and VND8,800 billion, up 1.4%, 13% and 11.7%, respectively.

The retail sales revenue made up the largest contribution, accounting for VND210,900 billion, up 12.6% compared to the same period last year. The tourism sector and other services revenues reached VND2,300 billion and VND30,500 billion, up 9.4% and 16.5%, respectively.

By Thuy Dung