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Mobile phones and components topped the list, bringing in US$2.68 billion, followed by computers and other electronic appliances and components US$1.83 billion, and machine and equipment US$1.71 billion.

Meanwhile, garments and textiles rakes in US$1.56 billion and footwear generated US$1.02 billion.

From January 1 to January 15, the country’s total import-export turnover hit US$28.2 billion.

Of the figure, exports brought back US$14.4 billion, up 12% year on year. The export value in the FDI sector stood at an estimated US$10.8 billion, higher than that of the domestic economic sector that only earned US$3.6 billion.

The first half of January saw total import value at US$13.7 billion, a decline of 11% against the same period from last year.

As a result, Vietnam enjoyed a trade surplus of US$734.8 million throughout the reviewed period.

Source: VOV