VCN – After seeing an upward trend in the second half of March, import and export fell in the first half of April.
|Import and export turnover activities face difficulties. Photo: T.B|
According to preliminary statistics released by the General Department of Vietnam Customs on the morning of April 19, the total trade in goods in the first half of April decreases by US$4.7 billion to US$ 26.08 billion compared with the second half of March.
Specifically, the export turnover dropped US$3.14 billion to US$ 13.24 billion compared with the second half of April.
Major export groups with a turnover of 1 billion USD or more in the first half of April include phones and components; computers, electronic products and components; machinery, equipment, tools and spare parts.
The export turnover fell US$1.56 billion to US$ 12.84 billion.
The two imported items worth US$1 billion are computers, electronic products and components; machinery, equipment, tools and spare parts.
As of April 15, the country’s total import and export turnover reached US$179.74 billion, of which the export turnover and export turnover recorded US$ 92.5 billion and US$87.24 billion, respectively. The country has a trade surplus of US$5.26 billion.
The import and export turnover from early in the year has reached a low rate compared with the same period of the previous year and has no signs of a stable increase.
By Thai Binh/Ngoc Loan