It was found that Vietnam’s import-export value reached $558.5 billion, which was a rise of 15.1 per cent year-on-year (YoY) during the reviewed period. Moreover, imports totalled $276 billion, an increase of 13 per cent YoY, and the export turnover touched $282 billion, a rise of 17.3 per cent YoY, according to various media reports.
During the first nine months of the current year, China turned out to be Vietnam’s biggest exporter ($91.6 billion) and the US was its top importer ($86.3 billion), the GSO said. Vietnam also witnessed a trade surplus of $24.3 billion with the European Union during the period.
In just the month of September, the nation’s total import-export value is calculated at $58.7 billion, a decrease of 11 per cent month-on-month (MoM), but an increase of 8.4 per cent YoY.