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VN enjoys import-export surge

Update: April, 22/2013 - 10:06

HA NOI (VNS)— According to the latest figures released by the Viet Nam General Customs Department, the country's total import- export volume from January 1 to April 15 hit US$69.75 billion, up 19.7 per cent over the same period last year.

Of the total, exports reached $34.41 billion, a rise of 19 per cent, while imports hit $35.35 billion, up 20.3 per cent.

In the first half of April alone, export revenue reached $10.55 billion, a rise of 4.9 per cent compared to the second half of March. Exports from FDI enterprises in the first 15 days of April totalled more than $2.7 billion, raising the total figure from January 1 to April 15 to nearly $19.95 billion, up 25.9 per cent from the same period last year and accounting for 58 per cent of the country's total export revenue.

In the first 15 days of April, Viet Nam imported $5.88 billion worth of goods, an increase of 22.9 per cent from the second half of March. Rise in imports were mostly seen in computers, electronics, spare parts, vehicles, machines and mobile phones. — VNS


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