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Vietnam H1 trade surplus $5.46 bln vs $1.72 bln surplus in H1 2019: customs

Monday, July 13, 2020, 12:38 GMT+7
Vietnam H1 trade surplus $5.46 bln vs $1.72 bln surplus in H1 2019: customs
Shipping containers are seen at a port in Hai Phong city, Vietnam July 12, 2018. Photo: Reuters

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.

Reuters

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