HANOI -- Vietnam recorded a trade surplus $5.46 billion in the first half of this year, widening from a surplus of $1.72 billion in the same period last year, government customs data released on Monday showed.
Exports in the January-June period rose 0.2% from a year earlier to $122.79 billion, while imports were down 2.9% to $117.33 billion, the Customs Department said in a statement.
The country reported a trade surplus $1.85 billion in June, slightly narrowing from a $1.97 billion surplus in June last year.
Vietnam’s coffee exports in the first half of this year rose 2.2% from a year earlier to 941,057 tonnes, government’s customs data released on Monday showed.
Coffee exports in June fell 2% from May to 127,700 tonnes, the Customs Department said in another statement.