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Export and import turnover reaches 24 billion USD in the last 15 days of September

19:51 | 17/10/2019

VCN - The latest preliminary statistics from the General Department of Customs show that the total value of import and export of goods in the 2nd period of September (from September 16 to 30) reached 24.07 billion USD, an increase of 16.2% (equivalent to an increase of 3.35 billion USD) compared to the result in the first half of September 2019.

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By the end of September, two of the 10 largest export commodity groups whose turnover decreased over the same period in 2018 were fisheries (down 140 million USD), iron and steel (down 220 million USD). Chart: T. Binh Unit: Billion USD

The results achieved in the second half of September brought the total import and export value in the first 9 months to 382.16 billion USD, up 8.4%, equivalent to an increase of 29.55 billion USD compared to the same period in 2018.

In particular, the total import-export value of FDI enterprises reached 242.28 billion USD, up 5.1% (equivalent to an increase of 11.8 billion USD); the import-export value of domestic enterprises was 139.88 billion USD, up 14.5% (equivalent to an increase of 17.75 billion USD) compared to the same period in 2018.

In the second period of September, the trade balance of goods continued to have a surplus of 1.35 billion USD, bringing Vietnam's trade surplus of goods in 9 months to 7.15 billion USD.

For exports, the total value in the second period reached 12.71 billion USD, up 21.6% (equivalent to an increase of 2.26 billion USD) compared to the first period in September 2019.

Export value of the second period increased in some key commodity groups: Computers, electronic products and components increased by 351 million USD; mobile phones and accessories increased by 327 million USD; textiles and garments increased by 238 million USD; machinery, equipment, tools and spare parts increased by 210 million USD compared to the same first period.

Thus, by the end of September, Vietnam's total export value reached 194.65 billion USD, up 8.4%, equivalent to an increase of 15.1 billion USD over the same period in 2018.

Besides that the total value of imported goods of Vietnam in the 2-month period reached 11.36 billion USD, up 10.7% (equivalent to an increase of 1.1 billion USD) compared to the results made in the first half of September.

The import value of goods in the second period increased compared to the first period, main commodity groups such as: Machinery, equipment, tools and spare parts with an increase 165 million USD; types of phones increased by 122 million USD; all kinds of gasoline increased by 111 million USD; all kinds of fabric increased by 72 million USD.

By the end of September, the total import value of Vietnam reached 187.5 billion USD, up 8.4% (equivalent to an increase of 14.45 billion USD) over the same period in 2018.

Remarkably, for exports, by the end of September, there were 5 commodity groups with a turnover of 10 billion USD or more, including telephones and components with 38.8 billion USD, up 5.7%; computers, electronic products and components reached 25.6 billion USD, up 17.7%; textile and garment reached 24.6 billion USD, up 9.6%; footwear reached 13.25 billion USD, up 12.9%; machinery, equipment, tools and spare parts reached 13 billion USD, up 8.4%.

In terms of additional turnover, in the first 9 months, there were 6 export commodity groups with a value of more than 1 billion USD over the same period last year, computers, electronic products and components increased by 3.83 billion USD ; mobile phones and accessories increased by 2.1 billion USD; textiles and garments increased by 2.15 billion USD; footwear increased 1.5 billion USD; precious stones, precious metals and products increased by 1.37 billion USD; wood and wood products increased by 1.08 billion USD.

For imports, 3 commodity groups with a turnover of 10 billion USD or more include: Computers, electronic products and components reaching 38.25 billion USD, up 21.7%; machinery, equipment, tools and spare parts reached nearly 26.9 billion USD, up 12.3%; mobile phones and accessories reached 10.63 billion USD, but down 3.3% over the same period in 2018.

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In terms of added turnover, the import sector had 5 groups with turnover of over 1 billion USD, including computers, electronic products and components with an increase of 6.81 billion USD; machinery, equipment, tools and spare parts increased by 2.93 billion USD; crude oil increased by 1.53 billion USD; complete automobiles increased by USD 1.46 billion; coal increased by 1.15 billion USD.

By Thai Binh/ Phuong Thao