Export turnover hits US$ 969 million in September


VGP – Export turnover in Ha Noi was estimated at US$ 969 million in September, down 1.3% against the previous month and up 10.5% against the same period last year, according to the Ha Noi Statistics Office. 

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Local exporters earned US$ 805 million in export turnover, a month-on-month decline of 1.3% and a year-on-year growth of 9.9%. Experts attributed the sharp year-on-year rise to increasing export turnovers of footwear and leather (up 100.9%); electronic products (up 98.9%); agriculture (64.7%). 

In the first nine months of 2017, export turnover was estimated at US$ 8,593 million, up 8.7% against the same period last year. Local exporters shipped US$ 7,131 million of goods abroad, up 10.7%.

In the January-September period, the biggest hard currency earners included electronic goods (up 41.1%); petrol (up 39.8%); equipment and spare parts (up 24.1%); transport vehicles and spare parts (up 32.1%).

However, some goods coped with difficulties including garments and textiles (down 0.1% against the same period last year).

In September, import turnover was valued at US$ 2690 million, up 1.2% against August and 28.6% against the same period last year. 

In the first nine months, import turnover reached over US$ 21.9 billion, up 22.6% against the same period last year./.

By Kim Anh