Vietnam earned 9.94 billion USD from exports in the first half of February. (Photo: haiquanonline.com.vn)

Statistics of the General Department of Customs on February 22 showed that in the first 15 days of this month, the country earned 9.94 billion USD from exports, a slight increase of nearly 2.5% year on year.

During the period, Vietnam saw 4 groups of export commodities bagging more than 1 billion USD, including: phones and components; computers, telephone products and components; machinery, equipment, tools and spare parts; and textiles.

As of February 15, Vietnam’s export turnover reached 38.46 billion USD, a sharp rise of nearly 26.9% year on year, equivalent to more than 10 billion USD.

Conversely, during the first 15 days of February, import turnover decreased compared to the same period last year. Specifically, Vietnam’s imports were valued at 9.24 billion USD, down about 500 million USD.

Two groups of goods with import turnover of billions of USD were computers, mobile phones and spare parts; and machinery, equipment, tools and spare parts.

However, from the beginning of the year, Vietnam’s total import turnover still increased sharply to reach 35.7 billion USD, an increase of more than 7 billion USD year on year, equivalent to nearly 25.3%.

The country’s export and import turnover totalled more than 74 billion USD, of which Vietnam witnessed a trade surplus of 2.76 billion USD./.

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