Hanoi enjoyed a 6.6 percent increase in export turnover for the first seven months of this year from one year ago, reaching almost 5.9 billion USD.

However, export revenues in July dropped 1.1 percent compare with the previous month to 987 million USD. The figure also represented a 0.3 percent decrease year-on-year.

Five out of 11 main export lines still managed to earn more than the level in the previous month, which are: garment and textiles, electronics, computer components and peripheral device, handicrafts, electric wire and cable.

The export turnover is forecast to see higher growth towards the end of the year.-VNA