01/03/2018 | 16:15:00

Vietnam’s import-export value hits 25.9 billion USD in February

Vietnam’s import-export turnover is estimated to reach 25.9 billion USD in February, a decrease of 35.7 percent from the previous month (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam’s import-export turnover is estimated to reach 25.9 billion USD in February, a decrease of 35.7 percent from the previous month, reported the General Department of Customs on February 28.

Of the amount, the country’s export earnings were 13.4 billion USD, falling 33.7 percent against January, while its import value stood at 12.5 billion USD, down 37.6 percent.

The figure brought Vietnam’s total trade value in the first two months of this year to 66.16 billion USD, a rise of 19 percent year-on-year, including 33.62 billion USD worth of exports (up 22.9 percent year-on-year) and 32.54 billion USD worth of imports (up 15.3 percent).

With these results, Vietnam recorded a trade surplus of 900 million USD in February and a trade surplus of 1.08 billion USD in the first two months of the year.

The country’s major export products in the period included mobile phones and components, which were valued at 2.7 billion USD, garment-textile products (1.8 billion USD) and computers, electronic devices and components (1.6 billion USD).-VNA

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