Vietnam posted a trade surplus of 9.4 billion USD in the first 10 months of 2022, compared to 630 million USD in the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
In October, the country's total export and import value were estimated at 58.27 billion USD, up 0.1% month on month and 5.7% year on year, the GSO said on October 29.
The 10-month foreign trade stood at about 616.24 billion USD, up 14.1% from last year's period.
That included 312.82 billion USD in exports, rising 15.9%, with 80.36 billion USD coming from the domestic sector (up 13.4%) and 232.46 billion USD from the foreign-invested sector (up 16.8%).
Thirty-two commodities recorded export revenue of over 1 billion USD each during the period, accounting for 92.8% of total overseas shipments. Six brought home over 10 billion USD each, making up 64.1%.
Meanwhile, Vietnam imported about 303.42 billion USD worth of goods, increasing 12.2% year on year, with the domestic sector accounting for 105.28 billion USD (up 12.5%) and the foreign-invested sector, 198.14 billion USD (up 12%).
Forty-four commodities posted import values of over 1 billion USD each, accounting for 93% of the total imports. Four of them saw this figure at around 10 billion USD each, accounting for 52.7%, statistics showed.
Between January and October, the US was the largest importer, purchasing some 93.4 billion USD worth of Vietnamese goods. China ranked first among exporters when shipping 100.7 billion USD worth of goods to Vietnam.
Meanwhile, agro-forestry-aquatic product exports and imports totaled 82.1 billion USD in the 10 months, rising 10.2% from the same period last year, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
That consisted of more than 44.9 billion USD in exports (up 14.1%) and 37.2 billion USD in imports (up 5.8%), resulting in a trade surplus of 7.7 billion USD (up 83.7%).
Since the year’s beginning, eight products/groups of products have generated over 2 billion USD in export revenue each, namely coffee, rubber, rice, fruits and vegetables, cashew nuts, shrimp, tra fish, and wood products.
The US has bought more than 11.4 billion USD worth of agro-forestry-aquatic products from Vietnam, accounting for 25.4% of total exports and remaining the latter’s biggest export market. It was followed by China (8.3 billion USD, 18.5%) and Japan (3.5 billion USD, 7.8%).