Export-import turnover hit USD 21.41 billion in the first half of February, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
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The country raked in USD 8.75 billion from exports in the period.
Three groups of commodities recording the highest export turnover were phones and components; computers, electronic products and components; and machinery and equipment.
Meanwhile, Vietnam spent USD 12.66 billion on imports during this period, with the two groups valued at over USD 1 billion being computers, electronic products and components; and machinery, equipment, tools, and spare parts.
As of February 15, the country’s total import-export turnover reached USD 81.68 billion, the department said.
As a result, Vietnam posted a trade deficit of nearly USD 4 billion in the first half of February, and USD 2.5 billion in the period from the beginning of the year to February 15.-(VNA/VLLF)