Production of garment for export to Japan.
From January-April, exports totalled
103.9 billion USD, an increase of 28.3 percent against the same period last
The domestic sector exported 25.76
billion USD worth of goods and services, up 12.8 percent year-on-year and
accounting for 24.8 percent of the total overseas shipments, while the
foreign-invested sector contributed 78.14 billion USD, up 34.4 percent and
representing 75.2 percent of the total.
Highest growth was seen in the heavy
industry and mining sector, which generated 57.58 billion USD in export
revenue, a year-on-year rise of 33 percent. It was followed by the light and
craft industries, 27.5 percent; and agriculture and forestry, 8.8 percent.
The US was Vietnam’s largest buyer
during the period, with a value of 30.3 billion USD, up 50.1 percent
year-on-year. China came second, purchasing 16.8 billion USD worth of goods and
services from Vietnam, up 32.4 percent; followed by the EU, 12.6 billion USD
and 18.1 percent.
Four-month imports rose by 30.8
percent from a year earlier to 102.6 billion USD. Some 93.9 percent of the
imports were capital goods, worth a total of 96.31 billion USD, up 31.4
percent. The remainder was consumer goods, valued at 6.3 billion USD, up 22.5
China remained as Vietnam’s biggest
seller with 33.1 billion USD worth of goods and services shipped to Vietnam, up
47.8 percent year-on-year, followed by the Republic of Korea (16.9 billion
USD), ASEAN (14.1 billion USD), and Japan (7.2 billion USD).
The GSO also reported trade surplus
of 1.29 billion USD and total retail sales of goods and services of close to
1.7 quadrillion VND (73.5 billion USD) in the first four month of the year, up
10 percent year-on-year./.