Vietnam achieved a GDP growth rate of 5.76 percent in the first nine months of this year, the General Statistics Office has reported.

The highest growth was seen in the industry and construction sector, which posted a rise of 6.62 percent over the same period of last year. It was followed by the services and agro-forestry-fishery sectors, with 6.24 percent and 2.39 percent, respectively.

During the reviewed period, the country earned 70 billion USD from exports, a year-on-year increase of 35.4 percent, while spending 76.9 billion USD on imports, up 27 percent.

The Office also reported that the country’s consumer price index (CPI) in September increased by 0.82 percent against last month, pushing the index up 18.16 percent in the first nine months of this year./.