Export fetches US$ 71 bln in first half
18:12 | 09/07/2014
VGP – Export turnover was estimated at US$ 70.88 billion in the first six months, representing a year-on-year increase of 14.9%, said Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thanh Hai.
Mr. Hai made the announcement at a regular press conference of the MoIT.  
 
The domestic sector earned US$ 23.05 billion, posting a year-on-year surge of 11.5%. Meanwhile, the value of the FDI sector (including crude oil) touched US$ 47.83 billion, up 16.6% against the same period last year.
 
Sales of agro-fishery products in June brought home US$ 1.83 billion, down 5.6% against last month and up 15.8% against the same period last year. In January-June, the products earned US$ 10.78 billion, representing a year-on-year increase of 13.6%.
 
In the sixth month, the group of materials and minerals got US$ 881 million; down 25.9% against last month and 1.7% against the same period last year. They raked in US$ 5.09 billion in the first half, up 2% against 2013.
 
Exports of key commodities surged sharply, in which telephones and spare parts earned US$ 11.68 billion (up 17.1%); garments and textiles US$ 9.26 billion (up 18.2%); footwear US$ 4.84 billion (up 21.9%); furniture US$ 2.89 billion (up 16%); machines and equipment US$ 3.41 billion (up 20.4%) and transport vehicles US$ 2.9 billion (up 12.8%).
 
The MoIT reported that imports were estimated at US$ 12.3 billion in June; decreasing by 3.7% against May and surging  by14.1% against the same period last year.
 
In the first six months, import turnover was around US$ 69.56 billion, up 11% against the same period in 2013, of which the domestic sector spent US$ 30.26 billion (up 10.3%) and the FDI sector US$ 39.3 billion (up 11.6%)./.
 
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