13:38 | 24/07/2015 Trade
Vietnam’s total import-export revenue jumped 12.7% to US$171.69 billion from early this year to July 15, according to latest statistics released by the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
In the period, total exports were valued at US$83.85 billion, an increase of 8.9% against the corresponding period last year.
In terms of imports, the total value reached US$US$87.81 billion, up 16.5%.
In the first half of July alone, exports hit nearly US$6.22 billion, down 16.1% compared to the second half of June.
Major export products which witnessed decline were telephones and components (down US$400 million), computers, electronics products and components (down US$149 million), vegetables (down US$93 million), footwear (down US$73 million) and steel (down US$59 million).
Meanwhile imports during the first half of July rose 2.3% to US$7.16 billion compared to the second half of June.
The increase was attributed to rising in crude oil (up US$48 million), petroleum (up US$45 million), metal (US$42 million) and animal feed (up US$31 million)./.