The increase came from the Government’s decision to allow a pilot program to reopen to international tourists under package tourism programs, through charter flights or international commercial flights flights to designated places and tourism facilities in Phu Quoc (Kien Giang), Khanh Hoa, Quang Nam, Da Nang and Quang Ninh.

International tourists arrivals returning to Vietnam rise sharply from November 2021. (Photo: vietnamnet.vn)

The number of foreign tourists visiting the country during the Jan-Nov period totaled 140,100, down 96.3 percent year-on-year.

Of the total, the number of visitors arriving by air accounted for 68.9%, down 96.9%; by road accounted for 30.7%, down 92.9%, and by sea made up 0.4 %, down 99.7%.

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) is actively implementing activities to promote, advertise and stimulate demand for tourism recovery, including: Designing identity sets; developing promotional video clips; promoting through images and articles on international and domestic media channels: vietnam.travel page, and social networks of the VNAT (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, Tiktok and more).

Vietnam enjoys trade surplus of 225 million USD

In Jan-Nov 2021, the country saw 34 commodities earning export turnover of more than 1 billion USD each, accounting for 93.5% of the total export turnover, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Of these, 7 export commodities earned turnover of more than 10 billion USD each, accounting for 66.4% of the total export turnover.

Photo for illustration. (Source: tienphong.vn)

The United States is Vietnam’s largest export market with a turnover of 84.8 billion USD, of which textiles and garments account for a large proportion. It is followed by China with 50.5 billion USD, up 16.8%; the EU, 35.7 billion USD, up 11.9%; the ASEAN market, 25.9 billion USD, up 23.3%; the Republic of Korea, 20 billion USD, up 14.6%; and Japan, 18 billion USD, up 3%.

In November, export turnover reached 29.9 billion USD, up 3.6% from the previous month and up 18.5% compared to the same period last year. In the 11 months of 2021, the country earned 299.67 billion USD, up 17.5% year on year.

Specifically, the domestic economic sector gained 78.99 billion USD, up 11.1%, accounting for 26.4% of the total export turnover; the foreign-invested sector (including crude oil) earned 220.68 billion, up 20%, accounting for 73.6%.

Export turnover of fuel and mineral products was estimated at 3.57 billion USD, up 27.8% year on year, followed by processed industrial products with 266.75 billion USD, up 18%; agricultural and forestry products, 21.4 billion USD, up 15.4%; and seafood products, 7.95 billion USD, up 3.5%.

Conversely, import turnover of goods reached 29.8 billion USD in November, up 14% from the previous month and up 20.8% compared to the same period last year.

In the first 11 months of 2021, the import turnover was estimated at 299.45 billion USD, up 27.5% year on year. In which, the domestic economic sector gained 103.31 billion USD, up 23.3%, and the FDI sector earned 196.14 billion USD, up 29.9%.

In the 11 months, 43 imported items fetched more than 1 billion USD value each, accounting for 92.7% of the total import turnover.

Thus, during the period, the trade balance of goods had a trade surplus of 225 million USD.

Number of businesses returning to operation rises 15.2% in November

Photo for illustration. (Source: VNA)

Newly-established enterprises in November witnessed increases of nearly 47% in number, 38% in registered capital and 30% in number of workers, reported the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Besides, the number of businesses returning to operation this month also increased by 15% compared to the previous month.

Specifically, the country had 11,900 newly-established enterprises in November with registered capital of nearly 150 trillion and 76,600 workers. At the same time, more than 4,900 businesses resumed operation.

Thus, since the beginning of the year, the whole country has 105,600 newly-established enterprises with a total registered capital of 1.45 quadrillion VND, with a total number of employees of 784,000 people, down 15%; nearly 23% and 19% respectively compared to the same period last year.

Along with 2.2 quadrillion VND of additionally registered capital of ongoing enterprises, approximately 3.7 quadrillion VND was added to the economy in 11 months, down 26% year on year.

In addition, the economy also recorded 40,500 enterprises returning to operation, down 0.7% year on year, bringing the total number of enterprises entering the market in 11 months to 146,000 enterprises, down nearly 12% year on year.

Thus, the country witnessed an average of 13,300 businesses registering for new establishment and returning to operation a month.

In the 11 months, 52,000 enterprises suspended operation for a definite term, up 17.3% year on year, and nearly 39,500 enterprises stopped operation to wait for dissolution procedures, up 17.4%, and 14,900 enterprises completed dissolution procedures, down nearly 4%.

Consumer Price Index rises 0.32% in November

The hikes of prices of petrol and gas across the globe, as well as consumer goods and services in localities in the new normal, made the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in November rise 0.32% from the previous month and 2.1% against the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

The increase in commodity prices pushed CPI up in November. (Photo: laodong.vn)

In the first 11 months of the year, the CPI increased by 1.84 times compared to the same period last year, the lowest level since 2016.

Among 11 groups of main commodities and services, nine experienced rising prices. Specifically, the transport group witnessed a price hike of 3.11% due to the impacts of adjustment of petrol and oil prices.

Housing and construction materials posted a year-on-year expansion of 6.8% and education grew 2.44%.

Meanwhile, foodstuff inched down 0.52% and electricity prices dropped 1.06% against the same period last year.

As COVID-19 prompted travel restrictions, air ticket prices fell 21.39% while travel packages slipped 2.42%.

The remaining groups of goods increased insignificantly from the previous month. In which, post and telecommunications increased 0.03%; drugs and medical services soared 0.04%; while the culture, entertainment and tourism group went up 0.09%.

Two groups witnessed price decline, including education falling 0.92% from the previous month and food and catering services dropping 0.17% due to the abundant supply causing the prices of cattle, poultry, processed meat and fresh seafood decreasing significantly.

Compared to September, the gold price index increased by 2.65% and the US dollar price index decreased by 0.21%.

Hanoi tourism promoted with 360-degree photo interface

The Hanoi Department of Tourism said that the unit is realizing a plan to promote and introduce tourist areas and attractions in the city with a 360-degree photo interface.

Accordingly, the Department has asked the People’s Committees of districts, such as Bac Tu Liem, Ba Vi, Dan Phuong, Gia Lam, Dong Anh, Thanh Oai and Ung Hoa to coordinate to make films and take photos of tourist products, cultural and historical sites and clusters in the city with 360-degree photo interface, in order to promote the image of the destinations to attract tourists.

Hanoi tourism to be promoted with 360-degree photo interface. (Photo: baovephapluat.vn)

The move is part of the contents in the strategy to promote the image and potential of the capital’s tourism, with quality, safety and hospitality.

In addition, the Hanoi Department of Tourism continues to carry out many tourism promotion activities on the mass media and its website.

In addition, the Department also encourages tourism business in the city to strengthen coordination to promote popularization on social networks such as Zalo, YouTube, Tiktok and more./.

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