VN enjoys trade surplus of US$40 mln in 2014's first days
14:30 | 23/01/2014

VGP – Viet Nam enjoyed a trade surplus of US$40 million in the first 15 days of 2014, according to the Viet Nam Customs.

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Total import and export turnover in the reviewed days reached US$11.05 billion, a year-on-year increase of 12.7%.

Of which, export was US$5.55 billion, up 10.1 %, and import was US$5.51 billion, and up 15.6%.

The export of such items as garment, footwear and aquatic products increased US$201 million, US$91 million and US$84 million, respectively.

Total export value of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) businesses was US$3.39 billion, up 12.6%, accounting for nearly 61.2% of the nation’s total export value.

Viet Nam spent US$741 million more in import compared to the same period last year. 

The nation spared an additional US$237 million to import machines, tools and accessories, US$138 million for oil and gas, US$60 million for corn and US$48 million for fabric.

Total import value of FDI businesses achieved US$3.19 billion, up 16.3%, accounting for 58% of the nation’s import value.

By Thuy Dung

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