Goods exports soar by over 21% in Jan-Aug period
VGP – Viet Nam’s goods exports in January-August period soared by 21.2 percent to US$212.5 billion, according to the General Statistics Office.
Of the figure, export value of the State and foreign-invested sectors reached US$55.69 billion and US$156.86 billion, up 10.5 percent and 25.5 percent, respectively.
As many as 30 export items gained export turnover of at least US$1 billion each, with six of which reporting turnover of more than US$10 billion.
The U.S. remained the largest importer of Vietnamese goods with US$62.2 billion, up 32.5 percent, followed by China US$32.7 billion, up 19.8 percent, the EU US$26.1 billion, up 14.5 percent, ASEAN US$18.4 billion, up 23.3 percent, the Republic of Korea US$13.9 billion, up 9.9 percent and Japan US$13.5 billion, up 8.6 percent.
During the reviewed period, Viet Nam’s import value hit US$216.26 billion, up 33.8 percent. China was the largest exporter with US$72.5 billion, up 47.1 percent.
It was followed by the RoK US$34.6 billion, up 20.5 percent, ASEAN US$28.2 billion, up 47.4 percent, Japan US$14.5 billion, up 13.7 percent, the EU US$11 billion, up 17.1 percent and the U.S. 10.4 billion, up 12.3 percent.
By Thuy Dung