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Hanoi (VNA) –
Hanoi’s export turnover in July was estimated at 1.32 billion USD, up 2.3 percent against June, and 29.2 percent higher than the same period last year.

In the month, export revenue of farm produce increased 108.6 percent year-on-year; oil and gas 94.9 percent; and machines and equipment 14.6 percent.

Meanwhile, footwear and leather product saw their export value decrease 10.8 percent; and vehicles and spare parts, down 22.1 percent.

During the first seven months of this year, the capital city’s total export turnover reached more than 7.74 billion USD, a year-on-year rise of 17.3 percent.

This was mainly contributed by agricultural products, up 45.6 percent; electronic products, 17.8 percent; computer components and peripheral devices, 13.7 percent; oil and gas, 28.8 percent; and vehicles and spare parts, 13.1 percent. Only export value of footwear and leather products contracted by 2.4 percent.

In July, Hanoi’s import turnover was over 2.66 billion USD, down 2.1 percent from the previous month but up 6.8 percent year-on-year.

Import revenue of iron and steel rose 21.3 percent over the corresponding time last year; chemicals 46.2 percent; plastics 25.5 percent; and oil and gas 29.5 percent.

During the January-July period, the city imported about 17.73 million USD worth of goods, a year-on-year rise of 7.3 percent, mainly chemicals, up 25.8 percent; plastics 24.1 percent; and oil and gas 33.1 percent. -VNA