09:22 | 18/07/2016 Trade
Hanoi reeled in more than US$5.2 billion through exports in the first six months of 2016, up 0.1% year-on-year, according to the municipal Department of Industry and Trade.
Hanoi's largest export growth in the first half of 2016 is seen in garments and textiles with US$711 million in revenue
Exports with good growth included garments and textiles which brought in US$711 million, followed by machinery-equipment-component (US$612 million), and means of transport and spare part (US$396 million).
Electronic products, footwear, leather goods and handicrafts also posted increases in export revenues.
By contrast, computer components and agricultural produce saw lower turnover compared to the equivalent period last year.
In June alone, the capital city earned US$926 million from exports, increasing 3.2% from May.
Overall, Hanoi has recorded robust economic performance in the first half of 2016, with its gross regional domestic product (GRDP) gaining 7.3%. The capital’s agro-fishery sector grew 2.1% year-on-year in the period, while the industry and construction sector secured an annual growth of 7.8%./.