HA NOI — The capital city saw growth in export turnover of US$4,856 billion during the first six months of this year, a rise of 7.2 per cent, while import turnover fell by 8.6 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to the Ha Noi Statistics Department.
|Workers at the Ha Noi-based Asia CSG Joint Stock Co prepare the company's glass products to transport for sale. The capital city's export value in the second quarter of this year reached over $4.8 billion, up 7.2 per cent year-on-year. — VNA/VNS Photo Danh Lam
The department reported that rising prices for export products and increasing volumes of exports, along with a gradual recovery in the world's economy, helped Ha Noi achieve the strong result.
Ha Noi's export turnover this month increases by 3.4 per cent over last year, hitting almost $1 billion.
Eight out of 11 export items saw rising turnover, including computer accessories and peripheral units (up by 34.5 per cent), wire and cable (up by 32.6 per cent), handicrafts (up by 27 per cent), petroleum (up by 24 per cent), electronics (up by 23.2 per cent), and glass and glass products (up by 5 per cent), amongst others.
Agricultural products, coal, footwear and leather products saw a decrease in import turnover. Agricultural products and footwear and leather products fell by 18.4 and 16 per cent, respectively. Coal import turnover fell sharply by 37.9 per cent.
At the same time, machineries, materials and machinery equipment saw a reduction in import turnover. Machineries and materials dropped by 6.6 per cent while machinery equipment fell by 26.4 per cent. —VNS