Foreign trade hits more than US$30 bln in first half of August
Of the total value, exports brought in US$15.13 billion, down about 7%, compared to the second half of July this year.
There are five groups of export products raking in a turnover of US$1 billion or more each. They are phones and components (US$2.71 billion), machinery, equipment, tools and spare parts (US$1.94 billion), computers, electronic products and components (US$1.87 billion), textiles (US$1.8 billion), and footwear (more than US$1 billion).
Meanwhile, Vietnam spent US$15.24 billion on imports, an increase of about 7.8% compared to the second half of July 2022. Two groups of commodities with an import value of more than US$1 billion each are computers, electronic products and components (US$3.5 billion), and machinery, equipment, tools and spare parts (US$1.97 billion).
Vietnam as a result slipped into a trade deficit of more than US$100 million in the first half of August, but it had still produced a trade surplus of US$1.39 billion from the beginning of the year to August 15.
Since the beginning of the year to August 15, the country’s total import and export turnover had reached US$464.13 billion, of which exports fetched US$232.76 billion, up 17.67% year on year, and imports hit US$231.37 billion, up 6.5%.