A garment workshop (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam recorded a trade deficit of 270 million USD in the first half of November, bringing the total number since the beginning of this year to 3.86 billion USD.

Statistics released by the General Department of Customs show that in the reviewed period, exports brought home nearly 6.49 billion USD, while imports were valued at 6.77 billion USD.

As of November 15, the country’s total export value hit 140.87 billion USD. Import value reached 144.73 billion USD.

In the first 11 months of the year, the foreign-invested sector achieved a trade surplus of 10.71 billion USD, with its export value at 96.27 billion USD and its import value at 85.56 billion USD.

Last month, the country recorded a trade surplus of 500 million USD.-VNA