May 29, 2018 / 4:17 AM / in 6 months

Vietnam posts $3.39 bln trade surplus in Jan-May- govt

    HANOI, May 29 (Reuters) - Vietnam posted an estimated trade surplus of
$3.39 billion in the first five months of this year, with exports rising
at a faster rate than imports, the government said on Tuesday.
    The following is a table of Vietnam's key exports and imports for the
first five months of 2018, provided by the General Statistics Office.
        
 EXPORTS (Key items)            Volume       Pct Chg   Value ($   Pct Chg
                                (tonnes)     (y/y)     mln)       (y/y)
 Telephones, spare parts                                              19.8
                                                          19,480  
 Textile, garments                                                    13.3
                                                                  
                                                          10,682  
 Electronics, computers                                               14.2
                                                                  
                                                          10,883  
 Machines, equipments, spare                                          29.7
 parts                                                            
                                                           6,428  
 Footwear                                                              7.9
                                                                  
                                                           6,101  
 Vehicles, spare parts                                                17.2
                                                                  
                                                          3,252   
 Wooden products                                                      10.0
                                                                  
                                                           3,337  
 Aquatic products                                                     11.1
                                                                  
                                                           3,146  
 Coffee                                           1.8                -12.0
                                                                  
                                   825,000                1,602   
 Steel, ingots                                   42.7                 58.4
                                                                  
                                 2,378,000                1,764   
 Vegetables, fruit                                                    19.6
                                                                  
                                                          1,669   
 Rice                                            20.4                 51.1
                                                                  
                                  2,803,000               1,567   
 Cashew nuts                                     21.4                 25.3
                                                                  
                                   141,000                 1,396  
 Handbags, wallets, suitcases,                                        -1.4
 hats & umbrellas                                                 
                                                          1,327   
 Plastic products                                                     16.5
                                                                  
                                                          1,148   
 Crude oil                                      -40.1                -20.4
                                                                  
                                 1,671,000                  919   
 Electric wires, cables                                               36.6
                                                                  
                                                            638   
 Rubber                                          19.6                -10.8
                                                                  
                                   432,000                  630   
 Chemicals                                                            37.3
                                                                  
                                                            643   
 Fuel, oil products                             -27.4                -12.8
                                                                  
                                   861,000                  524   
 Cassava & products                             -24.8                  8.0
                                                                  
                                  1,291,000                 459   
 Chemicals products                                                   21.7
                                                                  
                                                            416   
 Pepper                                           6.2                -37.1
                                                                  
                                    109,000                 379   
 Precious metals, gemstone                                             8.5
                                                                  
                                                            224   
 Ceramics                                                              5.5
                                                                  
                                                            196   
 Rattan, bamboo, sedge                                                22.5
 products                                                         
                                                            132   
 Coal                                             4.4                 -2.8
                                                                  
                                   916,000                  125   
 Tea                                            -10.4                 -8.0
                                                                  
                                     45,000                  70   
 JAN-MAY VALUE ($ mln)                                                15.8
                                                          93,090  
     Domestic sector                                                  17.8
                                                          26,432  
     Foreign invested (+crude)                                        15.0
                                                          66,658  
 REVISED APRIL EXPORT VALUE ($                                            
 mln)                                                     18,367  
 
    
 IMPORTS (Key items)            Volume       Pct Chg   Value ($   Pct Chg
                                (tonnes)     (y/y)     mln)       (y/y)
 Electronics, computers                                               14.1
                                                          16,138  
 Machinery, spare parts                                               -8.9
                                                          13,004  
 Telephones, spare parts                                               1.3
                                                                  
                                                          5,185   
 Fabric                                                               13.0
                                                                  
                                                          5,063   
 Steel and ingots                               -16.7                  1.1
                                                                  
                                 5,682,000                4,027   
 Fuel, oil products                              11.0                 35.3
                                                                  
                                 5,564,000                3,619   
 Plastics                                         7.8                 14.1
                                                                  
                                 2,135,000                3,426   
 Other ordinary metals                           -4.2                 14.2
                                                                  
                                   729,000                2,751   
 Plastic products                                                      7.8
                                                                  
                                                          2,214   
 Accessories for garments,                                             3.7
 footwear                                                         
                                                           2,337  
 Chemical products                                                    10.8
                                                                  
                                                          1,949   
 Chemicals                                                            22.9
                                                                  
                                                          1,999   
 Feed and raw materials                                               13.1
                                                                  
                                                          1,631   
 Cars                                                                -36.4
                                                                  
                                                          1,438   
 Cotton                                          22.5                 24.9
                                                                  
                                   692,000                1,274   
 Medicines                                                            -3.0
                                                                  
                                                          1,042   
 Yarn for textiles                               14.3                 26.9
                                                                  
                                   404,000                  928   
 Wood, wooden accessories                                             -1.1
                                                                  
                                                            867   
 Paper                                            0.6                 11.1
                                                                  
                                   818,000                  755   
 Aquatic products                                                     30.5
                                                                  
                                                            683   
 Vegetable, fruit                                                     15.4
                                                                  
                                                            577   
 Fertiliser                                      -7.8                 -8.8
                                                                  
                                  1,878,000                 536   
 Wheat                                            8.1                 23.2
                                                                  
                                 2,327,000                  545   
 Rubber                                          16.5                 -6.1
                                                                  
                                   234,000                   422  
 Milk, dairy products                                                  6.2
                                                                  
                                                            405   
 Other oil products                                                   21.4
                                                                  
                                                            417   
 Pesticide                                                            -1.2
                                                                  
                                                            391   
 Other vehicles and spare                                            -11.5
 parts                                                            
                                                            326   
 Liquefied petroleum gas                         19.5                 28.4
                                                                  
                                   618,000                  341   
 Fat and oil                                                           2.7
                                                                  
                                                            293   
 Motorcycles, components,                                             28.2
 parts                                                            
                                                            217   
 JAN-MAY IMPORT VALUE ($ mln)                                          8.2
                                                       89,701     
                                                                  
    Domestic sector                                                   10.4
                                                          36,824  
    Foreign invested (+crude)                                          6.7
                                                          52,877  
 REVISED APRIL IMPORT VALUE ($                                            
 mln)                                                     17,204  
 
  NOTE: Revised trade data of 2017 by Vietnam Customs was used for
calculations.

 (Reporting by Khanh Vu and Mai Nguyen; Editing by Sunil Nair)
  
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