Viet­nam’s trade value up 21.4 per cent in nine months

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - International Business -

VIET­NAM wit­nessed a year-on-year in­crease of 21.4 per­cent in to­tal trade value from Jan­uary 1 to Septem­ber 15 to US$289.14 bil­lion (K393.90 tril­lion), ac­cord­ing to the Gen­eral Depart­ment of Cus­toms.

How­ever, to­tal trade value in the first half of Septem­ber dropped by 11.7pc to $2.44 bil­lion com­pared to the same pe­riod last year.

Mean­while, the na­tion gained trade sur­plus of $100 mil­lion in the first half of Septem­ber, while it recorded a deficit of $701 mil­lion in the pe­riod from Jan­uary 1 to Septem­ber 15.

In the first half of Septem­ber, na­tional ex­port rev­enue re­duced by 17.4pc to $9.21 bil­lion com­pared with the last 15 days of Au­gust. How­ever, ex­port value in the pe­riod from Jan­uary 1 to Septem­ber 15 in­creased by 20.1 per cent to $144.22 bil­lion against the same pe­riod in 2016.

The na­tional im­port value in the first half of Septem­ber was $9.11 bil­lion, 5.1pc lower than the fig­ure in the sec­ond half of Au­gust, while the im­port value gained year-on-year growth of 22.7pc to $144.92 bil­lion.

Also in the first half of Septem­ber 2017, for­eign-in­vested (FDI) en­ter­prises reached some $12.6 bil­lion in trade value, down 9.5pc com­pared with the sec­ond half of Au­gust 2017.

From the first day of this year to Septem­ber 15, the trade value of FDI en­ter­prises reached some $189.54 bil­lion, ac­count­ing for 65.6pc of the to­tal na­tional trade value and 23.5pc higher than the same pe­riod last year.

FDI en­ter­prises saw trade sur­plus of $854 mil­lion in the first half of Septem­ber 2017 and $14.07 bil­lion in the pe­riod from the be­gin­ning of this year to Septem­ber 15. – Viet­nam News

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