The nation's trade surplus climbed to 64 million USD in the first 10 months of the year, according to the General Department of Customs.

Total trade topped 187.5 billion USD during the period, an increase of 12.5 percent over the corresponding period last year. However, exports rose at a faster pace, totalling 93.8 billion USD, an increase of 19 percent, while imports rose to 93.7 billion USD, an increase of 6.7 percent.

The trade surplus in October alone was 662 million USD, Customs reported.

Foreign-invested enterprises accounted for 55 percent of the nation's export value during the 10-month period, with exports toalling 52 billion USD, an increase of 36 percent over the same period last year.

Meanwhile, the import value of foreign-invested enterprises rose 24 percent to 49 billion USD, accounting for 53 percent of the nation's total imports. /.VNA