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US continues to be top importer of Vietnam


The US continues to be the biggest importer of Vietnamese goods in the first four months of this year, buying 9.93 billion USD worth of products, posting a yearly rise of 15.7 percent, according to statistics of the General Department of Customs.

The European Union followed with 9.32 billion USD, up nearly 9 percent, while the ASEAN came third with 6.02 billion USD, a drop of 0.5 percent. China’s import of Vietnamese goods dropped 3.6 percent to 4.82 billion USD.

Meanwhile, China remains the biggest supplier of goods to Vietnam in the four-month period, with 15.3 billion USD worth of goods shipped to the Southeast Asian country.

Trade with Asian countries made up 66.6 percent in Vietnam’s foreign trade with a total value of 67.6 billion USD for the period, up 11.3 percent year on year.

At the same time, import-export activities between Vietnam and American countries generated 16.66 billion USD, a year-on-year increase of 19.4 percent.

Two-way trade between Vietnam and Europe came to 13.82 billion USD, a 6.9 percent rise.

Trade with African countries jumped 15 percent to 1.52 billion USD.

According to the General Department of Customs, in January-April, Vietnam recorded 101.5 billion USD in import-export revenues, up 11.6 percent against the same period last year.

The country exported nearly 49.7 billion USD worth of commodities or 6.9 percent year-on-year rise, while imported goods worth 51.8 billion USD, up 16.6 percent on a yearly basis.-VNA
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