Vietnam Customs Statistics announced that in the second half of April, 2020 the
total Vietnam’s exports of US dollars 9.25 billion and imports of nearly US
dollars 9 billion resulted in a trade surplus of US dollars 244 million.
Accordingly, the total value of export and import turnover of Vietnam in the second
half of April was over US dollars 18.25 billion, up by 2.6% as compared to the first
half of April-2020. Furthermore, in the first 4 months of 2020, Vietnam was in trade
surplus of USD 2.78 billion.
trade-in-goods in the first 4 months of 2020 totaled US dollars 158.9 billion
in value terms, climbed up by 0.9% as compared to the performance of the same
period of last year.
the view of Foreign Direct Invested (FDI) traders,
the total value of exportation and importation in the first 4 months of 2020
reached USD 98.51 billion, down by 1.5% in comparison to the same period of 2019.
compared to the first half of April-2020, second half of the month increase in
the total export value (12% - USD 991 million equally) is reflected by upturn in
computer, electrical products (up by 9.8% - USD 142 million equally); textile
and garments (up by 18% - USD 133 million); machine, tools and equipments (up
by 14.4% - USD 110 million equally)…
in the first 4 months of 2020 total export value from Vietnam was USD 80.86 billion,
climbed up 2% as compared to the same period of 2019 (equivalent to USD 1.6
billion in absolute value terms).
Chart 1: Top 10 main exported
commodities of first 4 months of 2020
over the same period of 2019
first half to second half of April shrunk in the total of import value (5.5%)
reflected downturn in irons and steel (down by 37.8% - USD 166 million); machine,
equipment tools and instruments (down by 9.1% - USD 142 million equally);
plastics (down by 24.4% - USD 88 million); Fabrics (down by 15.8% - USD 79 million).
January to second half of April-2020, total import value into Vietnam was USD 78.08
billion, went down by 0.3% as compared
to the same period of 2019 (equivalent to USD 224 million in absolute value
Chart 1: Top 10 main imported
commodities of first 4 months of 2020 over the same period of 2019