(CPV)– Commodity export turnover of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) reached an estimated USD 20.3 billion in the first nine months of 2011, a year–on–year increase of 19 percent, reported the City Statistics Office.
However, in September, total export turnover approximately posted only USD 2.04 billion, down 19.5 percent from the previous month.
Of the total, export turnover of the domestic economic area in September was estimated at USD 1.45 billion, down 25.9 percent, while the foreign-invested area saw a 0.9 percent increase in export turnover.
Specifically, rice exports over the past nine months reached an estimated 2.19 million tonnes, up 14 percent compared to the same period last year, and earning more than USD 1 billion.
Crude oil exports over the period hit 6.26 million tonnes, up 3.9 percent compared to the same period last year. However, its monetary value rose by 52 percent to USD 5.53 billion, resulting in a year-on-year increase of 46 percent.