Vietnam won’t meet trade target: minister
Vietnam is unlikely to meet a 10 percent export growth target in 2016, according to the Vietnamese trade minister on Monday. In the first 10 months of this year, Vietnam’s total exports reached $143.9 billion, a yearon-year increase of 7 percent. Of the total, the agro-forestry-fishery sector had breakthrough growth in export values of 7.9 percent to $18.3 billion, while in first 10 months of 2015, the sector sawa year-on-year reduction of 9.7 percent, Industry and Trade Minister Tran Tuan Anh was quoted by the state-run news agency VNA as saying. However, he said the 10 percent target would not bemet because unstable politics in key export markets had reduced demand and prices.