The domestic sector exported goods worth 10.72 billion USD in the first two months of 2019, up 9.9 percent on year compared to a 4.3 percent growth posted by the foreign-invested sector.

On factors impacting import-export activities in January and February, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said agro-fishery exports faced difficulties in terms of distribution and prices.

Regarding imports in the two months, Vietnamese firms contributed approximately 15.3 billion USD, while their foreign peers nearly 21.5 billion USD. Both rose against 2018, at 11 and 5.1 percent, respectively.

During the period, the foreign-invested sector’s export value was nearly 26 billion USD, accounting for 70.8 percent of Vietnam’s total exports, which hit around 36.7 billion USD, an annual increase of 5.9 percent.-VNA