Hanoi’s import turnover in the first two months of the year reached over 3.3 billion USD, up 3.3 percent against the same period last year.

In February, the capital city imported more than 1.6 billion USD worth of goods, down 2.9 percent and 8.7 percent month-on-month and year-on-year respectively.

Except fertiliser and plastics, most import commodities saw decreases during the month.

The import turnover fall was attributable to decreasing production activities during the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival. The city’s imports are forecast to rise again in the coming months.-VNA