Vietnam gains 6.5 billion USD trade surplus in 7 months



Vietnam achieved a trade surplus of 6.5 billion USD in the first seven months of this year, including 1 billion USD in July, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO). The foreign-investment sector, including crude oil, recorded a trade surplus of 17.6 billion USD, the office said. However, the domestic economic sector had a trade deficit of 11.1 billion USD.

The office also noted that in the first seven months, the export value was estimated at more than 145 billion USD, up 0.2 percent over the same period last year.

Of which, the domestic economic sector continued to be the highlight with export value at 50.76 billion USD, up 13.5 percent while the foreign-invested sector reached 95.03 billion USD, accounting for 65.2 percent of total export value, down 5.7 percent year on year.
In July, the total export value was estimated at 23 billion USD, up 1.9 percent compared to last month.



Source: VOV5


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