VCN – Imports increased sharply, making the trade deficit more than US$1 billion in the first half of April.
|The movement of import and export from the beginning of the year to April 15, unit “billion USD”. Chart: T. Binh.|
Statistics from the General Department of Vietnam Customs have revealed that, in the first 15 days of April, the country achieved an import-export turnover of nearly US$27 billion.
In which, exports reached US$12.65 billion and imports reached US$13.96 billion.
Thus, contrary to the previous trade surplus, in the first half of this month, our country saw a trade deficit of over US$1.3 billion.
In the first 15 days of the month, there were two groups of imported goods with a turnover of more than US$2 billion: computers, electronic products, and components with US$2.82 billion, and machinery, equipment, tools, and spare parts reached more than US$2 billion.
On the export side, in the first half of April, there were four groups of “billion dollar” goods, but none of them reached the figure of US$2 billion.
Specifically, computers, electronic products, and components reached US$1.84 billion; phones and accessories reached US$1.82 billion; machinery, equipment, tools, and spare parts reached more than US$1.45 billion; while there was US$1.2 billion in textiles and garments.
Accumulated from the beginning of the year to April 15, the total export turnover reached approximately US$91 billion, up 26.8% over the same period in 2020, equivalent to an increase of US$19.23 billion.
On the import side, the turnover reached US$89.5 billion, up 29.1% over the same period last year, equivalent to an increase of nearly US$20.2 billion.
Thus, from the beginning of the year to April 15, the total import-export turnover of the country reached US$180.5 billion and the country still maintained a trade surplus of nearly US$1.5 billion.
By Thai Binh/Dieu Huong