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Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi reeled in more than 5.2 billion USD through exports in the first six months of 2016, up 0.1 percent year-on-year, according to the municipal Department of Industry and Trade.

Exports with good growth included garment-textile which brought in 711 million USD, followed by machinery-equipment-component (612 million USD), and means of transport and spare part (396 million USD).

Electronic products, footwear and leather goods and handicrafts also posted increases in export revenues.

By contrast, computer components and agricultural produce saw lower turnover compared to the equivalent period last year.

In June alone, the capital city earned 926 million USD from exports, increasing 3.2 percent from May.

Overall, Hanoi has recorded robust economic performance in the first half of 2016, with its gross regional domestic product (GRDP) gaining 7.3 percent. The capital’s agro-fishery sector grew 2.1 percent year-on-year in the period, while the industry and construction sector secured an annual growth of 7.8 percent.-VNA