Hanoi 's exports growth reached 10.4 percent in the first half of the year to a total of 3.4 billion USD.

The Statistics Office of Hanoi expects this trend to continue over the second half of the year.

Goods that experienced strong growth included computer components, garments, textiles, electronics and rice. Coffee and gold, by contrast, both declined.

The average export price in the first half of the year increased by 8 percent over the same period last year.

Exports in industrial goods saw sharp price increases over the same period.

During the first half of the year, the total value of goods coming into the city are expected to reach 10.5 billion USD, 29.8 percent higher than the same period last year.

While imports of fertilisers reduced by 41 percent, imports of other goods, such as machinery parts, raw materials, steel, chemicals, plastics, petrol and oil, increased by 30 percent./.