JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Vietnam runs trade deficit of over $173mn with Nigeria in Jan-Sept: customs data

Vietnam runs trade deficit of over $173mn with Nigeria in Jan-Sept: customs data

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 17:40 GMT+7
Vietnam runs trade deficit of over $173mn with Nigeria in Jan-Sept: customs data
Workers process cashew nuts at a plant in Binh Phuoc Province, southern Vietnam. Photo: Tran Manh / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam posted a trade deficit of over US$173 million with Nigeria in January-September despite an increase of more than 12 percent in its exports to the African nation in the same period, according to customs statistics.

The Southeast Asian country’s shipments to many nations shrank in the January-September period because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Industry and Trade said.

But Vietnam’s exports to Nigeria jumped 12.4 percent to $100.5 million in that window, according to data by the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

Textiles accounted for $29.28 million, up nine percent, while bags, wallets, suitcases, hats, and umbrellas generated $5.2 million, a 14-percent year-on-year rise.

Vietnam spent $273.52 million importing goods from Nigeria, with cashew nuts earning $173.43 million, liquefied gas raking in $37.9 million, and other commodities contributing $61.98 million.

All those figures translate to Vietnam running a trade gap of over $173 million with Nigeria.

Vietnam is poised to ship more textiles, footwear, bags, wallets, hats, umbrellas, and fashion accessories to the African country, the trade ministry said, adding that such shipments would help narrow the gap.

More than 100 Nigerian importers will join an online fashion trading event with Vietnamese companies on October 23, the agency said.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Latest news