Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Total foreign trade value as of July 15 was over 177 billion USD, a year-on-year rise of 2.8 percent, according to statistics from the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

Key export products with good growth include clinker and cement (up 36.5 percent, equivalent to 6 million USD), vegetables and fruit (up 28.7 percent or 26 million USD) and rubber (up 18.3 percent or 12 million USD).

Meanwhile, strong decreases were seen in the export of coal (down 98.9 percent, equivalent to 3 million USD); iron and steel (48.3 percent or 59 million USD); precious stone, non-ferrous metals and related products (36.9 percent or 35 million USD); and chemicals (31 percent or 16 million USD).

In the reviewed period, import value totalled nearly 87.7 billion USD, falling 0.7 percent (584 million USD) from the same period last year.-VNA