Vietnam export value for the first 11 months of this year is estimated at US $18.3 billion, a year-on-year increase of 21.8%, according to the General Statistics Office.
To the figure, the foreign-invested sector contributed US $9.1 billion, up 29.6%; and the domestic sector, US $9.19 billion, up 15%.
Exports of electrical appliances and cable registered the highest growth (60.9%), followed by rubber (51.8%) and coffee (46.3%).
Meanwhile, tea exports decreased 28.4% and vegetables dropped 24.8%.
In the reviewed period, Vietnam imported goods worth about 22.6%, an increase of 28.8% over the same period last year. The domestic sector imported goods worth US $14.6 billion.
The country imported machinery and electronic facilities, computers, automobiles and fertilisers.
VNCG-VDC1 - (28/11/2003)