HCM City exports rise by 3.99 per cent

Monday, Jul 27, 2020 18:20

HCM City has managed to maintain positive growth momentum in exports, which topped US$31 billion in the first seven months of the year. — VNA/VNS Photo

HCM City’s exports in the first seven months of this year were worth US$31.46 billion, 3.99 per cent higher than in the same period last year, according to its Department of Customs.

Computer and component exports were up 32.8 per cent to $9.978 billion.

They were followed by rice at $1.56 billion, a 10.02 per cent increase.

Shipments of textiles and footwear declined by nearly 16 per cent due to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic to $4.92 billion.

The department forecast full-year export to grow by 6-8 per cent to around $60.6 billion, with the strongest growth coming in agricultural produce, seafood, computers, and electronics. — VNS

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