In the first half of June (from June 1 to 15), Vietnam’s export turnover reaped more than $4.931 billion, of which, the export turnover of foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) made up $2.669 billion, according to general Department of Vietnam Customs.
Meanwhile, the country’s total import value in H1 of June was nearly $4.885 billion, including $2.57 billion dong worth of import spending of FIEs.
Accumulatively, year to date (June 15), the country’s export turnover has fetched $48.235 billion while the import value was $48.771 billion.
Thus, in the first half of June, the country enjoyed a trade surplus of $76 million and posted a trade deficit of $536 million from early this year till June 15, much lower than the figure of over $6.46 billion in the same period last year.
Items with high import value in the first half of June included petroleum products ($467.1 million), fabric ($302 million), computer, electronic products and components ($549.2 million), machineries, equipments, tools and other spare parts ($702.6 million).
Vietnam’s export staples in the first half of June were seafood products ($265.8 million), crude oil ($480.1 million), garment and textile ($677.4 million), footwear ($369 million) and telephone and accessories ($$539 million).