|HCM City’s export revenue reached an estimated US$35.55 billion last year, a year-on-year increase of 16.1 per cent — VNA/VNS Photo|
HCM CITY — HCM City’s export revenue reached an estimated US$35.55 billion last year, a year-on-year increase of 16.1 per cent, according to the city Department of Industry and Trade.
The department said the city’s exports have changed significantly, to put them in line with the city’s export targets as well as with changes in the economic structure.
Specifically, the export of agro-forestry-fishery products has reduced its proportion of the city’s total export turnover. Agro-forestry-fishery exports accounted for 18.4 per cent in 2015, then reduced to 16.4 per cent in 2016 and 15.4 per cent in 2017.
Meanwhile, exports of industrial products have continuously increased and accounted for the highest portion of the city’s exports at 75.3 per cent.
Exports of computers, electronic products and accessories were among the products with the highest export revenue, and had stable growth in the past, with exports from firms located at the HCM City Hi-Tech Park accounting for 90 per cent of the total export revenue in this group.
Regarding export markets, the department said exports to markets that Việt Nam has free trade agreements with such as the EU, ASEAN, China, South Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand have tended to increase significantly.
To raise the efficiency in exports, the department has identified the list of goods that have high export potential and competitiveness.
The department is working with the Institute of Public Policy - University of Economics HCM City and experts of Fulbright University to develop the Export Development Project in the 2017-20 with an orientation to 2030. The project is expected to be sent to the city People’s Committee for approval in the first quarter of this year. — VNS