VGP – Ha Noi’s export turnover in the first five months of 2021 was estimated to reach US$5.89 billion, an increase of 8.1% over the same period last year, according to the municipal Department of Industry and Trade.
Of the figure, the domestic economic sector represented US$3.129 billion, down 2.7%, while the foreign direct investment (FDI) sector recorded a value of US$2.761 billion, up 23.7%.
Some commodity groups that reported significant year-on-year growth included phones and spare parts (US$147.2 million, a 2.1-fold increase); footwear (US$136.2 million, up 39.8%); glass and glass products (US$167.5 million, up 29.8%); machinery and equipment (US$791.5 million, up 24.8%); and wood and timber products (US$273.9 million, up 24.6%).
There were two groups of goods with declines in revenue, including agricultural products reached (US$315.2 million, down 7.1%) and petroleum (US$231.5 million, down 38.2%).
In May, despite the emergence of many new COVID-19 cases, Ha Noi made efforts to contain the pandemic and maintain production activities. The city’s index of industrial production (IIP) during the month grew by 1.8% from April 2021 and rose by 5.1% compared to May 2020.
Regarding the Jan-May period, the capital’s IIP surged by 9.4% year-on-year, with the manufacturing sector expanding by 9.7%, electricity production and distribution up 6%, water supply and waste & wastewater treatment up 6.9%, and the mining industry up 3.4%.
Most of the manufacturing industries saw year-on-year IIP growth and some reported high increases such as beverage production (up 28.1%), production of chemicals and chemical products (up 19%), motor vehicle production (up 18.8%); production of paper and paper products (up 17.3%); costume production (up 15.2%); production of tobacco products (up 15%), and machinery and equipment production (up 15%).
By Vien Nhu