In the first five months of this year, trade deficit was at $548 million whereas a trade surplus of $2.6 billion was seen in the same period last year. Of which, domestic economic sector saw a trade deficit of $13.28 billion and foreign-invested sector (included crude oil) recorded a trade surplus of $12.73 billion. In terms of partner market, Vietnam’s trade surplus to the EU reached $11.6 billion, down 0.9 percent over the same period last year. Meanwhile, trade deficit from China was $16.2 billion, up 45.9 percent; from South Korea was $11.3 billion, down 3.6 percent; and from the ASEAN was $3.3 billion, up 25.7 percent. Figures showed that, import turnover in May was estimated at $22.8 billion, an increase of 8.6 percent compared to the previous month,of which, domestic economic sector hit $10.2 billion, up 8.4 percent and foreign-invested sector touched $12.6 billion, up 8.8 percent. Therefore, in the first five months of this year, import turnover was estimated at $101.28 billion, up 10.3 percent over the same period last year, of which domestic economic sector reached $43.61 billion, up 15.2 percent and foreign-invested sector hit $57.67 billion, up 6.9 percent. In the first five months, there were… Read full this story
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