Export – a bright spot of economic panorama

Export – a bright spot of economic panorama

Vietnam’s export-import exceeded 420 billion USD for the first time in 2017, of which export recorded the highest growth of 21.1 percent over the past seven years with 29 commodities joining the one billion USD club.

Fruit, veggie exports set record of 3.45 billion USD

Fruit, veggie exports set record of 3.45 billion USD

Vietnam earned a record of some 3.45 billion USD from fruit and vegetable exports in 2017, rising by 40.5 percent from last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

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Vietnam’s trade surplus hits 2.7 billion USD in 2017

Vietnam’s trade surplus hits 2.7 billion USD in 2017

Vietnam maintained a trade surplus of about 2.7 billion USD this year, the same figure as 2016, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

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Retail sales and services reach almost 175 billion USD

Retail sales and services reach almost 175 billion USD

The total revenue from retail sales and services reached 3.93 quadrillion VND (174.85 billion USD) in 2017, surging 10.9 percent year-on-year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

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Vietnamese users lose 540 million USD from viruses: BKAV

Vietnamese users lose 540 million USD from viruses: BKAV

Vietnam’s leading internet security firm, Bach Khoa Internetwork Security Centre (BKAV), announced that Vietnamese users lost some 12.3 trillion VND (540 million USD) in 2017 due to viruses.

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Industrial production index up 9.4 percent in 2017

Industrial production index up 9.4 percent in 2017

Vietnam’s industrial production index grew 9.4 percent in 2017, well above the growth of 7.4 percent in the previous year, driven by strong expansion in manufacturing-processing (14.5 percent).

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2017 economic growth exceeds set target

2017 economic growth exceeds set target

The gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2017 is estimated to expand by 6.81 percent, surpassing the Government’s set target of 6.7 percent.

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Vietnam’s role in ASEAN after 15 years

Joining the ASEAN has brought about practical benefits to Vietnam in its drive for national construction and security, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem wrote in an article reviewing the past 15 years of Vietnam’s ASEAN membership, in which he also talked about ASEAN’s future targets, including establishing an ASEAN Community by 2015.

Vietnam among top movers for per capita GDP growth

Vietnam ranks eighth in the list of top ten movers in terms of per capita GDP growth, according to the UNDP’s 2010 Human Development Report launched in Hanoi on Nov. 9.

Vietnam Airlines launches online check-in service

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on August 16 officially launched a web check-in service for its outbound flights.

Vietnam to reduce rice exports in 2011

The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) has estimated that the country would export a total of 6 million tonnes of rice this year, 750,000 tonnes less than last year.

Top ten Vietnamese brand names announced

Nielsen Vietnam , a leading market research company in Vietnam , has recently announced top ten most famous brand names this year based on the number of customers of each brand.