Statistics show that 30.7 percent of the export turnover was contributed by the domestic economic sector, and the rest by the foreign-invested sector.
The domestic economic sector’s export turnover reached 66.63 billion USD in the period, up 16.2 percent. Meanwhile, the foreign-invested sector reported an increase of 3.9 percent in export, hitting 150.42 billion USD.
Tran Thanh Hai, Deputy Director of the Import and Export Department under the MoIT, said the industry and processing sector was the biggest contributor to the nation’s export turnover in the reviewed period. Its export value hit 182.93 billion USD, up 9.4 percent year-on-year, accounting to 84.3 percent of the total export turnover.
The US remained Vietnam’s largest importer, followed by the European Union, China, ASEAN, Japan and the Republic of Korea.
In the period, Vietnam imported goods worth 210.004 billion USD, up 7.4 percent against the same period last year.
The country completed 82.5 percent of the goal of export turnover set for the year.
Notably, Vietnam enjoyed a trade surplus of 7.05 billion USD, higher than the 6.83 billion USD of 2018./. VNA