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Exports at $6.68 billion in first half of August

Released at: 08:58, 21/08/2015

Exports at $6.68 billion in first half of August

Mobile phones and electronics see highest turnover.

by Minh Tuyet

Vietnam’s total export turnover in the first half of August stood at $6.68 billion, according to Vietnam Customs, with foreign enterprises exporting $4.67 billion, or 69.9 per cent of the total.

Mobile phones and electronics saw the highest export turnover, of $1.4 billion. Textiles followed, with $1.242 billion, including garments with $1.063 billion, cloth for manufacturing $19.4 million, and fabric almost $102 million.

Vietnam’s textile exports from January to July reached $12 million, for growth of 9 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to the Vietnam Textile & Apparel Association (VITAS). But this was the lowest growth recorded in the last three years and well down on the 19 per cent year-on-year growth for January to July 2014.

In the first half of August Vietnam exported material for garments and footwear worth $59.6 million.

A number of exports recorded solid growth, such as footwear, computers and electronic devices, transportation and components, and crude oil, with $489.9 million, $617.4 million, $251 million, and $97 million, respectively. Rice exports of 252,000 tonnes also grew solidly.

Total export turnover from January to August 15 reached $98.9 billion.

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  • export
  • August
  • textile
  • Vietnam Customes

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