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Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam recorded a 3.5 billion USD trade surplus in the January-October period of this year, statistics show.

Total export revenue reached 144 billion USD in the period and import value amounted to 140.5 billion USD.

Major foreign currency earners are phones and phone parts, electronic goods, textile and garments, computers, machinery and equipment, foot wear and aquatic products.

Phones and phone parts brought in an estimated 28.3 billion USD, up more than 10 percent year on year, while textile and garments earned nearly 20 billion USD, an increase of 5.2 percent.

The export value of agro-forestry-fishery products reached 26.4 billion USD, a year-on-year increase of 6.3 percent.

Regarding imports, 22.7 billion USD worth of computers, electronic goods and parts were imported in the period, a 17.5 percent increase from the same period last year.

Meanwhile, 22.5 billion USD were spent on machinery, equipment, tools and other parts, down 1.5 percent year on year.

The import value of phones and parts was estimated at 8.55 billion USD, falling 6.3 percent.-VNA