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Hanoi: export revenue hit over US$5.2 billion in first half

13:43 | 18/07/2016

Hanoi reeled in more than US$5.2 billion through exports in the first six months of 2016 up 0.1% year on year, according to the municipal Department of Industry and Trade.

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Hanoi: export revenue hit over US$5.2 billion in first half.

Exports with good growth included garment-textile which brought in US$711 million, followed by machinery-equipment-component (US$612 million), and means of transport and spare part (US$396 million).

Electronic products, footwear and leather goods and handicrafts also posted increases in export revenues.

By contrast, computer components and agricultural produce saw lower turnover compared to the equivalent period last year.

In June alone, the capital city earned US$926 million from exports, increasing 3.2% from May.

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Overall, Hanoi has recorded robust economic performance in the first half of 2016, with its gross regional domestic product (GRDP) gaining 7.3%. The capital’s agro-fishery sector grew 2.1% year-on-year in the period, while the industry and construction sector secured an annual growth of 7.8%.

Source: VOV