|Containers at Hải Phòng Port. — Photo enternews.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Five commodities had export values exceeded US$1 billion in August, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The five commodities included phones and components, garment and textile and computers and electronic products.
Their corresponding export values in August were $4.4 billion, $2.9 billion and $$2.5 billion, respectively. The figures were up 13.9 per cent, 1 per cent and 0.2 per cent month-on-month.
The two other commodities were named as machinery, equipment and spare parts and footwear, with export values of $1.35 billion and $1.4 billion, up 3.6 per cent and down 2.5 per cent against last month, respectively.
Export values of the above five commodities totalled $12.55 billion, contributing up to 60 per cent of the country’s total export value in August.
Over the month, Việt Nam’s total export and import turnover was estimated at $41.9 billion, up 1.5 per cent over the previous month.
In particular, exports were estimated at $20.9 billion, up 2.9 per cent over the previous month, while imports were estimated at $21 billion, up 0.2 per cent from the previous month.
The total import and export turnover of the country in the first eight months was estimated at $308.07 billion, up 13 per cent over the same period of 2017. Of which export turnover was $155.4 billion, up 14.5 per cent and import turnover was $152.7 billion, up 11.6 per cent. — VNS