Nhan Dan - Vietnam’s export revenue in the first half of 2012 reached US$53.127 billion, a rise of 22.2% year on year, according to official figures.
The country earned US$9.75 billion from exports in June, up 0.6% against May, with mineral and oil exports surging by 21% month on month.
During the six-month period, industrial exports went up 30.5% while agricultural and mineral exports rose by 8.4% and 4.9% respectively.
In June, Vietnam’s imports fell by 3.2% against May to US$9.9 billion, bringing the aggregate import turnover in the first half of 2012 to US$53.812 billion, up 6.9% year on year.
The trade deficit during the January-June period stood at US$685 million, equivalent to 1.29% of the export value.