A cargo ship docked ​at Cai Mep-Thi Vai port (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Total import-export value was estimated to reach 308.51 billion USD in the first nine months of 2017, up 21.4 percent from last year, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

Of the sum, export revenue was worth 154.03 billion USD and import value amounted to 154.48 billion USD, annual increases of 19.8 percent and 23.1 percent, respectively.

All key export commodities recorded a higher turnover during the period.

The phones and components category brought in about 30.99 billion USD, up 21.4 percent year on year.

Apparel reeled in 19.26 billion USD, while exported aquatic product value amounted to 5.96 billion USD. The figures were 8.6 percent and 19.2 percent higher than the same period last year, respectively.  

In September alone, trade value was estimated to hit 37.6 billion USD, a slight decrease of 0.9 percent from August, with export turnover dropping 3.9 percent to 19 billion USD. Meanwhile, imports during the month rose 2.3 percent to 18.6 billion USD, resulting in a trade surplus of 400 million USD. -VNA